Thursday, March 5, 2009

Alabama Author Gin Phillips Wins Award

Gin Phillips, an Alabama author, has won the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for The Well and the Mine

The Discover Awards honor the works of exceptionally talented writers featured in the Barnes & Noble "Discover Great New Writers" program during the previous year. In 2008, the Discover Great New Writers program featured the work of 63 previously unheralded fiction and non-fiction writers. --from Reuters website

"The Well and the Mine is an enthralling book, enthralling in the best way, without a whiff of showoffy pyrotechnics or earnest sentimentality. Like Willa Cather's, Phillips' language is deep, clear, strong, and true; and her characters are at once interestingly familiar, human, refreshingly strange, and complex. The novel's structure is deceptively sophisticated -- the narrative flow is so compelling, it almost obscures the subtle technical skill that went into its making. The Well and the Mine is pure pleasure to read, and achieves the quietest but most rewarding of literary endeavors: a good story, well told. Gin Phillips is truly a great new American writer." ~Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man --from Barnes & Noble website

Gin Phillips will be at the Author Award Luncheon at the ALLA (Ala. Library Assoc.) conference in April! You can reserve her book in the catalog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Given the date of this, you, Gin will probably not recieve it. I loved your book. I read at least a book a week, mostly fiction, some non. I like a book that puts me in touch with history, and makes me realize that while we can't go back to the simpler life, we can be better human beings.