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Transylvania University Judy Gaines Young Book Award: Awarded in 2020

The Judy Gaines Young Book Award is annually presented by Transylvania University to the author of a book of distinction from the Appalachian region.

The Winner....

The winner of the 2019 Judy Gaines Young Book Award is Frank X. Walker for Last Will, Last Testament.

The winner of the Judy Gaines Young Student Writing Award is Taylor Insley ’20.

Please join us for the awards ceremony online January, 2020 to congratulate our winners and hear readings from their works.

Read more about our winner.

Read more about our student winner.

The nominated books...