2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction Ceremony
DeKalb History Center, 101 East Court Square Decatur, GA 30030
April 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, book lovers throughout the state will gather together to celebrate the works of the authors selected as finalists for this bienniel presentation of the Townsend Prize for Fiction. The reception and award ceremony will take place at the historic DeKalb History Center in downtown Decatur from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The finalists for the 2018 Prize represent the very best achievements in letters by Georgia writers over the course of the preceding two years, reflecting the prize’s celebration of the Southern voice in all its intricacies and incarnations. The finalists for the 2018 Townsend Prize for Fiction are: The Guineveres by Sarah Domet; Over the Plain Houses by Julia Franks; The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson; Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly; The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome by Man Martin; Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen; The Half Wives by Stacia Pelletier; Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb; Shadow of the Lions by Christopher Swann; The Hidden Light of Northern Fires by Daren Wang.