Congratulations to 2018 winners pictured above with Master of Ceremonies for the event, Bill Ellison. First Row (L to R): Molly McCully Brown, Poetry; Ann J. Abadie, Associate Editor, The Mississippi Encyclopedia; Shannon McNally, Musical Composition (Contemporary); James G. Thomas, Associate Editor, The Mississippi Encyclopedia; Charlie Buckley, Visual Arts Second Row (L to R): Bill Ellison, Master of Ceremonies; Odie Lindsey, Associate Editor, The Mississippi Encyclopedia; Michael Knight, Fiction; Ted Ownby, Senior Editor, The Mississippi Encyclopedia; Andrew Cary Young, Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award; Robert Ivy, Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award; Jack Spencer, Photography; James S. Sclater, Musical Composition (Classical). Not pictured: John T. Edge, Nonfiction; Charles Reagan Wilson, Senior Editor, The Mississippi Enclyclopedia.
Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Ivy, FAIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects Washington, D.C.
Andrew Cary Young President, Chief Designer, Marketing & Sales Pearl River Glass Studio Jackson, Mississippi
Special Achievement Award
The Mississippi Encyclopedia Senior Editors: Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson Associate Editors: Ann J. Abadie, Odie Lindsey, and James G. Thomas, Jr. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture Published by the University Press of Mississippi/Jackson
Category Winners are listed below. A complete listing of nominees is available on the Nominations tab of this site.
The MIAL Board of Governors would like to also recognize the publication of Dorothy Shawhan's postumous book, Fannye Cook: Mississippi's Pioneering Conservationist. Dorothy was a dear friend, sister, and board member.
Charlie Buckley, Tupelo Charlie Buckley - Recent Paintings
Jack Spencer, Nashville, Tennessee This Land: An American Portrait
Molly McCully Brown, North Little Rock, Arkansas The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded
Music Composition (Classical)
James Sclater, Clinton No Fairer Isle on Which to Dwell
Michael Knight, Knoxville, Tennessee Eveningland
John T. Edge The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South