Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Review, the internationally distributed literary quarterly published at the University of Georgia, has been selected for a 2007 Governor’s Award in the Humanities. This annual award recognizes “exemplary achievements that foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Georgia’s cultural traditions.” The Georgia Review will be recognized at a ceremony on May 10 at the Old Georgia Railroad Depot in downtown Atlanta.
“The Georgia Review has my deepest appreciation for its efforts to enhance the quality of life of Georgia’s citizens,” wrote Gov. Sonny Perdue in the announcement of the award.
Now in its 60th year of continuous publication, The Georgia Review presents short fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and visual art. The journal has recently been named as a finalist in the 2007 National Magazine Awards competition and works originally published in the magazine are regularly featured in such annual anthologies as Best American Short Stories, Best American Poems, Best American Essays and others, as well as in prestigious collections such as the O. Henry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. For more information, see www.uga.edu/garev.