North Carolina Book Awards

Given by North Carolina Literary & Historical Association

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The North Carolina Book Awards are a collective name for several awards celebrating literary works by or about the people of North Carolina. They include:

  • Nonfiction: the Ragan Old North State Award
vis mere for Nonfiction (since 2003)
  • Youth Literature: AAUW NC Young People's Literature Award (since 1953)
  • Poetry: Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry (since 1953)
  • Fiction: the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction (since 1952)
  • Mayflower Cup: Active 1931-2002, this award primarily was granted to nonfiction titles, but began as a multidisciplinary award. Because of this, it's left as its own category.
  • Patterson Cup: This award was active 1902-1922.
  • See other descriptions on this award page for more details about each award, and links to further reading. vis mindre

    Alle, Winner (297), Nominee (1)
    Alle, Fiction (72), Mayflower Cup (67), Nonfiction (21), Poetry (70), Youth Literature (68)
    Alle, 2023 (4), 2022 (4), 2021 (4), 2020 (4), 2019 (4), 2018 (4), 2017 (4), 2016 (4), 2015 (4), 2014 (4), 2013 (5), 2012 (4), 2011 (4), 2010 (4), 2009 (4), 2008 (4), 2007 (4), 2006 (4), 2005 (4), 2004 (4), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (5), 2000 (4), 1999 (4), 1998 (4), 1997 (4), 1996 (4), 1995 (4), 1994 (4), 1993 (4), 1992 (4), 1991 (5), 1990 (4), 1989 (4), 1988 (4), 1987 (4), 1986 (4), 1985 (4), 1984 (4), 1983 (4), 1982 (3), 1981 (3), 1980 (4), 1979 (4), 1978 (4), 1977 (4), 1976 (4), 1975 (4), 1974 (4), 1973 (4), 1972 (3), 1971 (4), 1970 (4), 1969 (4), 1968 (4), 1967 (4), 1966 (4), 1965 (4), 1964 (4), 1963 (3), 1962 (3), 1961 (4), 1960 (3), 1959 (4), 1958 (4), 1957 (4), 1956 (4), 1955 (2), 1954 (3), 1953 (4), 1952 (1), 1951 (1), 1950 (1), 1949 (1), 1948 (1), 1947 (1), 1946 (1), 1945 (1), 1944 (1), 1943 (1), 1942 (1), 1941 (1), 1940 (1), 1939 (1), 1938 (1), 1937 (1), 1935 (1), 1934 (1), 1933 (1), 1932 (1)
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    Winner 297

    Indigo Field af Marjorie HudsonFiction2023
    A Consequential Life: David Lowry Swain, Nineteenth-Century North Carolina, and Their University (Coates University Leadership Series) af Willis P. WhichardNonfiction2023
    A Long Time to Be Gone (Carnegie Mellon University Press Poetry Series) af Michael McFeePoetry2023
    Blind Fairy: Zahra of the Uwharries af Micki BareYouth Literature2023
    In the Lonely Backwater af Valerie NiemanFiction2022
    Beyond Slavery's Shadow: Free People of Color in the South af Warren Eugene MilteerNonfiction2022
    Light at the Seam: Poems af Joseph BathantiPoetry2022
    Society of the Sentinelia: Zahra of the Uwharries af Micki BareYouth Literature2022
    Hell of a Book af Jason MottFiction2021
    Central Prison: A History of North Carolina’s State Penitentiary af Gregory S. TaylorNonfiction2021
    Dark Side of North af Anthony S. AbbottPoetry2021
    List of Ten af Halli GomezYouth Literature2021
    Still Come Home af Katey SchultzFiction2020
    From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century af William A. DarityNonfiction2020
    In the Sunroom with Raymond Carver af Dannye Romine PowellPoetry2020
    The Trouble with Shooting Stars af Meg CannistraYouth Literature2020
    Across the Great Lake af Lee ZachariasFiction2019
    The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys: North Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics af Rob ChristensenNonfiction2019
    The Fisher Queen: New & Selected Poems af Kathryn KirkpatrickPoetry2019
    Going Down Home with Daddy af Kelly Starling LyonsYouth Literature2019
    The Last Ballad af Wiley CashFiction2018
    Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle af Jerry GershenhornNonfiction2018
    Women Disturbing the PeacePoetry2018
    Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library af Carole Boston WeatherfordYouth Literature2018
    The Last Road Home af Danny JohnsonFiction2017
    Gertrude Weil : jewish progressive in the New South af Leonard RogoffNonfiction2017
    Separate Flights af Patricia HooperPoetry2017
    The Ethan I Was Before af Ali StandishYouth Literature2017
    That Bright Land af Terry RobertsFiction2016
    Bad Girls at Samarcand: Sexuality and Sterilization in a Southern Juvenile Reformatory af Karin Lorene ZipfNonfiction2016
    Elegies for Small Game af Shelby StephensonPoetry2016
    The Odds of Getting Even af Sheila TurnageYouth Literature2016
    Soon af Pam DurbanFiction2015
    The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River (New Directions In Southern History) af Julian M. PleasantsNonfiction2015
    This Miraculous Turning af Joseph MillsPoetry2015
    Anybody Shining af Frances O'Roark DowellYouth Literature2015
    Guests on Earth af Lee SmithFiction2014
    Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965 af Sarah Caroline ThuesenNonfiction2014
    Concertina : Poems af Joseph BathantiPoetry2014
    Little Red Writing af Joan HolubYouth Literature2014
    A Short Time to Stay Here af Terry RobertsFiction2013
    The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves' Civil War af David S. CecelskiNonfiction2013
    Descent : poems af Kathryn Stripling ByerPoetry2013
    Tea Cakes for Tosh af Kelly Starling LyonsYouth Literature2013
    Nightwoods af Charles FrazierFiction2012
    James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation af Jeff BroadwaterNonfiction2012
    Long Division (Tupelo Masters) af Alan ParkerPoetry2012
    The White City af John Claude BemisYouth Literature2012
    The Dry Grass of August af Anna Jean MayhewFiction2011
    It Happened On the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace af Rye BarcottNonfiction2011
    The Book of Men: Poems af Dorianne LauxPoetry2011
    Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile af Gloria HoustonYouth Literature2011
    By Accident af Susan KellyFiction2010
    Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color af Patricia Phillips MarshallNonfiction2010
    Restoring Sacred Art af Joseph BathantiPoetry2010
    The Nine Pound Hammer af John Claude BemisYouth Literature2010
    Serena af Ron RashFiction2009
    Without Precedent: The Life of Susie Marshall Sharp af Anna R. HayesNonfiction2009
    The Serial Killer's Daughter af Pat Rimiere-seelPoetry2009
    Wild Things af Clay CarmichaelYouth Literature2009
    Mr. Sebastian og den sorte tryllekunstner af Daniel WallaceFiction2008
    The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events That Shaped Modern North Carolina af Rob ChristensenNonfiction2008
    Spill af Michael ChitwoodPoetry2008
    About Habitats: Wetlands af Cathryn SillYouth Literature2008
    Magic Time: A Novel af Doug MarletteFiction2007
    Encyclopedia of North Carolina af William S. PowellNonfiction2007
    The Memory of Gills af Catherine CarterPoetry2007
    Celeste's Harlem Renaissance af Eleanora E. TateYouth Literature2007
    The World Made Straight af Ron RashFiction2006
    Solo: My Adventures in the Air af Clyde EdgertonNonfiction2006
    Selected Poems af James ApplewhitePoetry2006
    Blue af Joyce Moyer HostetterYouth Literature2006
    A Southern Tragedy, In Crimson And Yellow af Lawrence NaumoffFiction2005
    Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods af Thomas Rain CroweNonfiction2005
    Tantalus in Love: Poems af Alan ShapiroPoetry2005
    Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins af Carole Boston WeatherfordYouth Literature2005
    Last Lessons of Summer af Margaret MaronFiction2004
    Favored by Fortune: George W. Watts and the Hills of Durham af Howard E. CovingtonNonfiction2004
    Beyond Reason af Kathryn KirkpatrickPoetry2004
    The Anchor: P. Moore Proprietor af Blonnie Bunn WycheYouth Literature2004
    Plant Life af Pamela DuncanFiction2003
    Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains: An Environmental History of the Highest Peaks in Eastern America af Timothy SilverNonfiction2003
    Gospel Road going: Poems af Michael ChitwoodPoetry2003
    Jasper af Michelle GroceYouth Literature2003
    The Practical Heart: Four Novellas af Allan GurganusFiction2002
    The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina af David S. CecelskiMayflower Cup2002
    Song and Dance: Poems af Alan ShapiroPoetry2002
    Remember the Bridge af Carole Boston WeatherfordYouth Literature2002
    Body of a Girl af Leah StewartFiction2001
    Free Speech, "The People's Darling Privilege": Struggles for Freedom of Expression in American History af Michael Kent CurtisMayflower Cup2001
    Family Gathering: Poems af Fred ChappellPoetry2001
    Earthly (Poetry Series) af Michael McFeePoetry2001
    A Perfect Friend af Reynolds PriceYouth Literature2001
    The Slow Way Back: A Novel af Judy GoldmanFiction2000
    Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and the American Negro af John David SmithMayflower Cup2000
    Granite Dives (The New Issues Press Poetry Series) af Margaret RabbPoetry2000
    Eleanor Hill af Lisa Williams KlineYouth Literature2000
    Freedom's Altar af Charles F. PriceFiction1999
    North Carolina women : making history af Margaret Supplee SmithMayflower Cup1999
    The river I know you by af Stephen KnauthPoetry1999
    Bright Freedom's Song: A Story of the Underground Railroad af Gloria HoustonYouth Literature1999
    Where Trouble Sleeps af Clyde EdgertonFiction1998
    Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory af Bill BambergerMayflower Cup1998
    Black Shawl: Poems af Kathryn Stripling ByerPoetry1998
    The Jukebox Man af Jacqueline K. OgburnYouth Literature1998
    Tilbage til Cold Mountain af Charles FrazierFiction1997
    A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina af Catherine W. BishirMayflower Cup1997
    Open Field, Understory: New and Selected Poems af James L. SeayPoetry1997
    Littlejim's Gift af Gloria HoustonYouth Literature1997
    What the Deaf-Mute Heard af G. D. GearinoFiction1996
    Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880-1920 (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies) af James L. LeloudisMayflower Cup1996
    Spring Garden: New and Selected Poems af Fred ChappellPoetry1996
    Freedom's Fruit af William H. HooksYouth Literature1996
    Cured by Fire af Tim McLaurinFiction1995
    William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education af William A. LinkMayflower Cup1995
    The Pendulum: New and Selected Poems af Robert WatsonPoetry1995
    Sody Sallyratus af Joanne ComptonYouth Literature1995
    The Geographical Cure: Novellas and Stories af Michael ParkerFiction1994
    William Faulkner and Southern History af Joel WilliamsonMayflower Cup1994
    Wanting to know the end : poems /by Judy Goldman af Judy GoldmanPoetry1994
    Ashpet: An Appalachian Tale af Joanne ComptonYouth Literature1994
    Favorite Sons af John RussellFiction1993
    The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930 af William A. LinkMayflower Cup1993
    A History of the River: Poems af James ApplewhitePoetry1993
    The Dream of the Stone af Christina AskounisYouth Literature1993
    Forms of Shelter af Angela Davis-GardnerFiction1992
    Keeper of the Moon af Tim McLaurinMayflower Cup1992
    The Angel of Obsession (Arkansas Poetry Award Series) af Julie SukPoetry1992
    Wings af Bill BrittainYouth Literature1992
    A Cure for Dreams af Kaye GibbonsFiction1991
    Magician: Stories af Peter TurchiFiction1991
    North Carolina Architecture af Catherine W. BishirMayflower Cup1991
    Guest on Mild Evenings af Charles Edward EatonPoetry1991
    Where Are You When I Need You? (A Puffin Book) af Suzanne NewtonYouth Literature1991
    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All af Allan GurganusFiction1990
    Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Southern Culture, 1940 to the Present af David R. GoldfieldMayflower Cup1990
    Collected Poems of Sam Ragan af Sam RaganPoetry1990
    Talking Turkey af Lila HopkinsYouth Literature1990
    Fair and Tender Ladies af Lee SmithFiction1989
    North Carolina through Four Centuries af William S. PowellMayflower Cup1989
    First and Last Words af Fred ChappellPoetry1989
    The Nightwalker af Belinda HurmenceYouth Literature1989
    The Magic We Do Here af Lawrence RudnerFiction1988
    William Woods Holden: Firebrand of North Carolina Politics (Southern Biography Series) af William C. HarrisMayflower Cup1988
    Musings While Adrift : Poems by Lochlin Walker af Lochlin WalkerPoetry1988
    Eating Crow af Lila HopkinsYouth Literature1988
    Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit af Marianne GingherFiction1987
    Turners and Burners: The Folk Potters of North Carolina af Charles G. Zug, IIIMayflower Cup1987
    New and Selected Poems, 1942-1987 af Charles Edward EatonPoetry1987
    Permanent Connections af Sue Ellen BridgersYouth Literature1987
    Kate Vaiden af Reynolds PriceFiction1986
    Many Excellent People: Power and Privilege in North Carolina, 1850-1900 af Paul D. EscottMayflower Cup1986
    Ode to the Chinaberry Tree and Other Poems af James ApplewhitePoetry1986
    Golden Girl af Nancy TillyYouth Literature1986
    Last One Home af John EhleFiction1985
    The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation af Joel WilliamsonMayflower Cup1985
    Castle Tzingal af Fred ChappellPoetry1985
    The summer that lasted forever af Catherine PetroskiYouth Literature1985
    Private Contentment af Reynolds PriceFiction1984
    My Own, My Country's Time: A Journalist's Journey af Vermont RoysterMayflower Cup1984
    Nettles af Betty AdcockPoetry1984
    Tancy af Belinda HurmenceYouth Literature1984
    Oral History af Lee SmithFiction1983
    Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: Southern City and Region af David R. GoldfieldMayflower Cup1983
    Vital Provisions af Reynolds PricePoetry1983
    Wild Appaloosa af Glen RoundsYouth Literature1983
    Lessons af Lee ZachariasFiction1982
    The Liam poems af Thomas HeffernanPoetry1982
    M. V. Sexton Speaking af Suzanne NewtonYouth Literature1982
    The Source of Light af Reynolds PriceFiction1981
    John Dos Passos: A 20th-century Odyssey af Townsend LudingtonMayflower Cup1981
    Following Gravity: Poems (Virginia Commonwealth University series for contemporary poetry) af James ApplewhitePoetry1981
    Flim-Flam Man Yarns and Other Cape Fear Stories af Guy OwenFiction1980
    Civilities and Civil Rights : Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom af William H. ChafeMayflower Cup1980
    Wind Mountain : a poem af Fred ChappellPoetry1980
    Safe as the Grave af Caroline B. CooneyYouth Literature1980
    Cora af Daphne AthasFiction1979
    Slavery Remembered: A Record of Twentieth-Century Slave Narratives af Paul D. EscottMayflower Cup1979
    Bloodfire: A Poem af Fred ChappellPoetry1979
    Reubella and the Old Focus Home af Suzanne NewtonYouth Literature1979
    All Angels Cry af Mary SheppardFiction1978
    The Wary Fugitives: Four Poets and the South af Louis D. Rubin Jr.Mayflower Cup1978
    Seasons & days : poems af Mary Louise MedleyPoetry1978
    What Are You Up To, William Thomas? af Suzanne NewtonYouth Literature1978
    Shadow of the mountain : a novel af Sylvia WilkinsonFiction1977
    Democratic Promise: The Populist Movement in America af Lawrence GoodwynMayflower Cup1977
    The Distance: New and Selected Poems (1928-1977) Pembroke Magazine: Number 9 af Norman MacLeodPoetry1977
    City Rose af Ruth W. MillerYouth Literature1977
    The Surface of Earth af Reynolds PriceFiction1976
    The Development of English Glassmaking, 1560-1640 af Eleanor S. GodfreyMayflower Cup1976
    River : a poem af Fred ChappellPoetry1976
    Mr. Yowder and the Lion Roar Capsules af Glen RoundsYouth Literature1976
    Changing of the Guard af John EhleFiction1975
    The Loneliness at the Core: Studies in Thomas Wolfe (Southern Literary Studies) af C. Hugh HolmanMayflower Cup1975
    Another Light af Marion CannonPoetry1975
    The Magic Meadow af Alexander KeyYouth Literature1975
    Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories af Doris BettsFiction1974
    Beautiful lofty people af Helen BevingtonMayflower Cup1974
    Coming out even af Campbell ReevesPoetry1974
    C/o Arnold's Corners af Suzanne NewtonYouth Literature1974
    The Gaudy Place (Voices of the South) af Fred ChappellFiction1973
    The Pre-Raphaelite Poets af Lionel StevensonMayflower Cup1973
    The casketmaker; selected shorter poems, 1960-1970, af Ronald H. BayesPoetry1973
    The people of North Carolina af Barbara M ParramoreYouth Literature1973
    Entering Ephesus af Daphne AthasFiction1972
    North Carolina's Moravian Potters: The Art and Mystery of Pottery-Making in Wachovia af Stephen C. ComptonMayflower Cup1972
    World Between the Eyes: Poems af Fred ChappellPoetry1972
    Time of Drums af John EhleFiction1971
    Ordeal of ambition; Jefferson, Hamilton, Burr af Jonathan DanielsMayflower Cup1971
    The Ladder of Love af Paul B. NewmanPoetry1971
    Purro and the prattleberries af Suzanne NewtonYouth Literature1971
    Journey for Joedel af Guy OwenFiction1970
    The Confederate Negro: Virginia's Craftsmen and Military Laborers, 1861-1865 af James H. BrewerMayflower Cup1970
    On the edge of the knife (The Abelard poets) af Charles Edward EatonPoetry1970
    The Crackajack Pony af Mebane Holoman BurgwynYouth Literature1970
    The Nazi Hunter af Bynum ShawFiction1969
    A History of the American Revolution af John R. AldenMayflower Cup1969
    The white stallion,: And other poems af Guy OwenPoetry1969
    Bugles at the Border af Mary GillettYouth Literature1969
    Killing Frost af Sylvia WilkinsonFiction1968
    The Emergence of the New South, 1913-1945 af George Brown TindallMayflower Cup1968
    The cheetah and the fountain; [poems] af P. B NewmanPoetry1968
    A Biography of Thomas Wolfe af Neal F. AustinYouth Literature1968
    The Road af John EhleFiction1967
    Leon Blum: Humanist in Politics af Joel ColtonMayflower Cup1967
    Leaves before the wind;: New and selected poems from two decades af Walter BlackstockPoetry1967
    The Snake Tree af Glen RoundsYouth Literature1967
    Tenants of the house af Heather Ross MillerFiction1966
    Zeb Vance: champion of personal freedom af Glenn TuckerMayflower Cup1966
    Spur line af Thad StemPoetry1966
    North Carolina Parade: Stories of History and People af Richard WalserYouth Literature1966
    The Scarlet Thread af Doris BettsFiction1965
    The Free Men af John EhleMayflower Cup1965
    The Lost World af Randall JarrellPoetry1965
    The Forgotten Door af Alexander KeyYouth Literature1965
    The Land Breakers af John EhleFiction1964
    Dawn like thunder; the Barbary wars and the birth of the U. S. Navy af Glenn TuckerMayflower Cup1964
    Reap Silence af E.S. GreggPoetry1964
    The Bat-Poet af Randall JarrellYouth Literature1964
    The Sand Pebbles af Richard McKennaFiction1963
    A Sigh is the Sword af Herman SalingerPoetry1963
    Dulcie's whale af Julia Montgomery StreetYouth Literature1963
    A Long and Happy Life af Reynolds PriceFiction1962
    When found, make a verse of af Helen BevingtonPoetry1962
    Rifles at Ramsour's Mill; a tale of the Revolutionary War af Manly Wade WellmanYouth Literature1962
    The fleet rabble; a novel of the Nez Percʹe War af Frank Borden HanesFiction1961
    Thomas Wolfe and his family, af Mabel Wolfe WheatonMayflower Cup1961
    Wind Song af Carl SandburgPoetry1961
    Beaver Business: An Almanac af Glen RoundsYouth Literature1961
    On A Lonesome Porch af Ovid Williams PierceFiction1960
    The Negro Vanguard. af Richard BardolphMayflower Cup1960
    Stonewall Jackson af Jonathan DanielsYouth Literature1960
    Band of Brothers af Ernest FrankelFiction1959
    To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865 af Burke DavisMayflower Cup1959
    The Spotted Hawk af Olive Tilford DarganPoetry1959
    Captain Ghost af Thelma Harrington BellYouth Literature1959
    Maggie-Now af Betty SmithFiction1958
    The Hatterasman af Ben Dixon MacNeillMayflower Cup1958
    Moods and Memories af Paul BartlettPoetry1958
    The Secret Circle af Ina B. ForbusYouth Literature1958
    Tall houses in winter af Doris BettsFiction1957
    George Bernard Shaw: man of the century af Archibald HendersonMayflower Cup1957
    Ten Angels Swearing af Dorothy Edwards SummerrowPoetry1957
    Taffy of Torpedo Junction af Nell Wise WechterYouth Literature1957
    A piece of luck ; [Stories] af Frances Gray PattonFiction1956
    Tecumseh: Vision of Glory af Glenn TuckerMayflower Cup1956
    A Change of Sky and Other Poems af Helen BevingtonPoetry1956
    Fiddlers Fancy af Julia Montgomery StreetYouth Literature1956
    Good Morning, Miss Dove af Frances Gray PattonFiction1955
    The South in American literature, 1607-1900 af Jay B. HubbellMayflower Cup1955
    The plantation af Ovid Williams PierceFiction1954
    North Carolina: The History of a Southern State af Hugh Talmage LeflerMayflower Cup1954
    THE JACKKNIFE HORSE. af Thad StemPoetry1954
    The Finer Things of Life af Frances Gray PattonFiction1953
    Miracle in the hills af Mary T. Martin SloopMayflower Cup1953
    Abel Anders : A Narrative by Frank Borden Hanes af Frank Borden HanesPoetry1953
    Peanut af Ruth CarrollYouth Literature1953
    The papacy, a new appraisal af John P. McKnightMayflower Cup1952
    The Man of Independence af Jonathan DanielsMayflower Cup1951
    Debby af Max SteeleMayflower Cup1950
    The woman who rang the bell; the story of Cornelia Phillips Spencer af Phillips RussellMayflower Cup1949
    The Development of Southern Sectionalism, 1819-1848 af Charles S. SydnorMayflower Cup1948
    This great and wide sea: An introduction to oceanography and marine biology (Harper torchbooks) af R. E. CokerMayflower Cup1947
    Mexican Village af Josefina NiggliMayflower Cup1946
    The Wilson era; years of peace, 1910-1917 af Josephus DanielsMayflower Cup1945
    The Road to Salem af Adelaide L. FriesMayflower Cup1944
    No day of triumph af J. Saunders ReddingMayflower Cup1943
    The history of Quakerism af Elbert RussellMayflower Cup1942
    The Mind of the South af W. J. CashMayflower Cup1941
    The Good Old Days: A History of American Morals and Manners as Seen Through the Sears, Roebuck Catalogs af David L. CohnMayflower Cup1940
    PURSLANE:A Story so deeply regional that it touches profound depths of American Life. af Bernice Kelly HarrisMayflower Cup1939
    A southerner discovers the South af Jonathan DanielsMayflower Cup1938
    Development of Modern Medicine: An Interpretation of the Social and Scientific Factors Involved af Richard Harrison ShryockMayflower Cup1937
    Roll River af James BoydMayflower Cup1935
    World resources and industries : a functional appraisal of the availability of agriculture and industrial materials af Erich Walter ZimmermannMayflower Cup1934
    Human geography of the South; a study in regional resources and human adequacy af Rupert Bayless VanceMayflower Cup1933
    Bernard Shaw, playboy and prophet, af Archibald HendersonMayflower Cup1932

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    The North Carolina Book Awards are a collective name for several awards celebrating literary works by or about the people of North Carolina. They include:

    • Nonfiction: the Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction (since 2003)
    • Youth Literature: AAUW NC Young People's Literature Award (since 1953)
    • Poetry: Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry (since 1953)
    • Fiction: the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction (since 1952)
    • Mayflower Cup: Active 1931-2002, this award primarily was granted to nonfiction titles, but began as a multidisciplinary award. Because of this, it's left as its own category.
    • Patterson Cup: This award was active 1902-1922.

    See other descriptions on this award page for more details about each award, and links to further reading.

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    PLEASE NOTE: This award listing combines several awards that were previously listed individually. These awards are collectively referred to as the North Carolina Book Awards in the annual press releases announcing the award, and this term will help users find award winners. Awards are administered primarily by one organization in partnership with various other entities, and they are announced together each year. While each award is distinct and has its own history, trying to maintain individual award pages for each one resulted in a lot of unnecessary duplication and makes it more difficult for users to find related awards.

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    Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction: Given for achievement in non-fiction, this award honors Sam Ragan, poet, critic, publisher, and the first secretary of the present North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It was Established in 2003 as the successor to the Mayflower Cup, which in turn was successor to the Patterson Cup.

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    Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction: Awarded in recognition of the most significant work of original fiction writing published over the course of the last year by a North Carolina author.

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    AAUW NC Young People's Literature Award: Since 1953, AAUW of North Carolina has partnered with the NC Literary and Historical Association to present an award in recognition of the most significant work of original juvenile literature published over the course of the last year by a North Carolina author. The judges include a representative from Lit & Hist, one from AAUW NC, and a librarian familiar with young people’s literature. The deadline for the award nominations is July 15 of each year, with the award presented at the fall meeting of the Literary and Historical Association.

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    Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry: Awarded in recognition of the most significant work of original poetry published over the course of the last year by a North Carolina poet.

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    The AAUW NC Young People's Literature Award was not given in either 1981 or 1972.

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    For a detailed history of how these awards are intertwined, see the 2016 article "Mayflower Cup, R.I.P." which covers the history of the Patterson Cup, the Mayflower Cup, its gradual evolution to focus on nonfiction, and the shift to the Ragan Old North State Award.

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