2016 Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition. FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia … Continue reading 2016 Florida Book Award Winners

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!   Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens by James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines won the 2015 Florida Authors & Publishers Association President’s Book Award for the 'Home & Garden' category.  This book provides practical, ecologically sound advice for creating landscapes that will appeal to … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

2015 Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. We are pleased to announce our three award-winning titles in this year’s competition.   FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST George Merrick, Son of the South Wind by … Continue reading 2015 Florida Book Award Winners

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors! . Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination by Rosamond King has won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best book about the Caribbean. . . . . Simone James Alexander has won the 2015 … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Bill Belleville Named Seminole County Artist of the Year

Bill Belleville, author of various books including the recent The Peace of Blue, has been named Seminole County Artist of the Year! The title is awarded by the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, in association with the Seminole Cultural Arts Council, each year. It honors the local artist who has used their talent to enrich Seminole … Continue reading Bill Belleville Named Seminole County Artist of the Year

Author Gary Mormino Wins Florida Lifetime Achievement Award

Gary Mormino, author of the iconic Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams, has won the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing from the Florida Humanities Council for his "distinguished body of work that has had a major influence on Floridians." Mormino joined the faculty of the University of South Florida in 1977. He is the co-founder of the Florida … Continue reading Author Gary Mormino Wins Florida Lifetime Achievement Award