The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, established by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2000, has received a 2011 Governor’s Award in the Humanities. The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame recognizes past and present writers whose work reflects the character of Georgia, its land and its people.
“We are delighted that the Writers Hall of Fame was recognized for fostering a greater appreciation of Georgia’s literary culture,” said P. Toby Graham, deputy university librarian.
The Governor’s Awards in the Humanities were presented at an Oct. 6 luncheon at the Old Georgia Railroad Depot. Also recognized at the awards luncheon were former Georgia Poet Laureate David Bottoms and UGA faculty member Judith Ortiz Cofer. Bottoms is a 2009 Writers Hall of Fame inductee; Cofer, Regents and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at UGA, was inducted in 2010.