Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Recent Literary Awards and Recognition

2015 Common Read selection, University of South Alabama, Cradle of Freedom
2013 Common Read selection, Spalding University MFA Program, The Books that Mattered
2013 Regional Emmy Award for In the Path of the Storms, a documentary film produced by the Alabama Center for Public Television
2013 Fifty in Fifty Award for Cradle of Freedom, chosen by the University of South Alabama as one of the top 50 works of scholarship during the university’s first 50 years
2013 UMS-Wright Arts Hall of Fame induction
2012 Clarence Cason Award for Non-Fiction Writing, presented by the University of Alabama
2011 Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame induction
2011 Progressive Book Club featured selection, Black History Month With Music and Justice for All
2009 American Library Association “Best of the Best of University Presses,” With Music and Justice for All
2008 Progressive Book Club selection, With Music and Justice for All
2007 Non-Fiction Book of the Year recognition, Alabama Library Association, Cradle of Freedom
2006 Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Literary Arts, Presented by Central Piedmont Community College
2005 Lillian Smith Book Award for best Southern non-fiction, for Cradle of Freedom
2004 CASE Award for education writing, “The Long Road Home,” published Fall 2004 Vanderbilt Magazine
2002 Humanitarian Award, presented by the NAACP Legal and Educational Fund, North Carolina Committee, for writing on the subject of civil rights
2002 President’s Award, presented by the Southeastern Library Association, for co-founding of Novello Festival Press

“Frye Gaillard is a sort of gentle giant among Southern journalists. He treads softly and carries this huge conscience; he never calls attention to himself but we always know where he stands, and he’ll find something positive where all the rest of us despair.”
– Hal Crowther, author of Cathedrals of Kudzu