Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award Nominations
2021 NOMINATIONS are listed below. Please visit the Winners tab for a list of 2020 award recipients.
Nominations: Carl Blackledge, New Paintings Adrienne Domnick, works in How We Fly Helene Fielder, Helene Fielder: Shapes of Things Lee Harper, Collection of Tiny Mississippi Pieces Cathy Hegman, Pandemic Perceptions Blair Hobbs, Ground Sabrina Howard, works in How We Fly Frank Janca, Mississippi: The French Connection Andrea Kostyal, New Normal Carlyle Wolfe Lee, Anniversary Laurin McCracken, Watercolor David Thomas Roberts, New works in 2020 Jennifer Torres, Misfit Children: Landscapes and Creatures From the Mind of Jen Torres Kim Whitt, Abstraction in Nature
Nominations: Ed Croom, Plants Around Us in the American South, In the Landscape Michael Foster, untitled Will Jacks, In the Winter of the Willow Andrea Morales, Roll Down Like Water Carolyn Norton, Wild Grace Carolyn Norton, A Yellow Rose Project
Nominations: Richard Boada, We Find Each Other in the Darkness Adam Clay, To Make Room for the Sea Catherine Pierce, Danger Days C. T. Salazar, Forty Stitches Sewing a Body Against a Ramshackle Night Claude Wilkinson, World Without End
Music Composition (Classical)
Nominations: Allen Carroll, Melbourne Barry Kopetz, A Southern Reflection Paul Morgan, The Third Moon James Sclater, Angels
Youth Literature Nominations: Gilbert Ford (illustrator), Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip Gilbert Ford (author & illustrator), The Mysterious Messenger Jennifer Moffett, Those Who Prey Jesmyn Ward, Navigate Your Stars Deborah Wiles, Kent State Deborah Wiles, Night Walk to the Sea
Nominations: Ace Atkins, The Revelators: A Quinn Colson Novel Johnnie Bernhard, Sisters of the Undertow Bill Boyle, City of Margins Lee Durkee, The Last Taxi Driver John Grisham, A Time for Mercy Catherine Lacey, Pew Odie Lindsey, Some Go Home Katy Simpson Smith, The Everlasting Michael Farris Smith, Blackwood
Nominations: Trent Brown, Murder in McComb: The Tina Andrews Case B. Brian Foster, I Don't Like the Blues Mary D. Garrard, Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Richard Grant, The Deepest South of All Robert P. Jones, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity John F. Marszalek III, Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi Jerry Mitchell, Race Against Time Aimee Nezhukumatathil, World of Wonders Brian A. Pugh, Chaos and Compromise: The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process Wright Thompson, Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last Natasha Trethewey, Memorial Drive Lawrence Wells, In Faulkner's Shadow: A Memoir
Music Composition (Contemporary)
Nominations: Steve Azar, My Mississippi Reunion Bronwynne Brent, Undercover Andrew Bryant, Sentimental Noises Cedric Burnside, Cedric Burnside at End of All Music Dear Silas, Plus ULTRA Tyler Keith, The Last Drag
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