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Transylvania University Judy Gaines Young Book Award: Awarded in 2021

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 Robert Gipe "Canard County" trilogy Trampoline, Weedeater, and Pop.

The winner of the Judy Gaines Young Student Writing Award is Olivia O’Neal Forester.

Please join us for the awards ceremony in the Fall of 2021 on Transy's Campus to congratulate our winners and hear readings from their works.

Read more about our winners.

The nominated books...