Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award Nominations
2020 NOMINATIONS are listed below. Please visit the Winners tab for a list of 2020 award recipients.
Nominations: Jason Bouldin, How Can I Keep From Singing? Elegies in Paint Charlie Buckley, Flooded Delta Earl Dismuke, 2019 Collection Jennifer Drinkwater, Faces and Spaces Kat Fitzpatrick, Not a Still Life Stacey Johnson, Storytellers Richard Kelso, Richard Kelso Recent Works Carlyle Wolfe Lee, Full Bouquet Laurin McCracken, Watercolors Gail Morton, Seymour Prater series & others Marc Poole, Works Created as part of the Natural Museum of the Marine Corps' Combat Art Program Bill Wilson, The Mississippi Governor's Mansion: Memories of the People's Home
Nominations: Nadia Alexis, What Endures William Eggleston, The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston Melody Golding, Life Between the Levees: America's Riverboat Pilots Will Jacks, Po' Monkeys: Portrait of a Juke Joint Brooke White, Sense of South, Mississippi Burning
Nominations: Ann Fisher-Wirth, The Bones of Winter Birds Frank LaRue Owen, The Temple of Warm Harmony C. T. Salazar, This Might Have Meant Fire Jordan Sanderson, Dendrology, Swelter
Music Composition (Classical)
Nominations: Valentin M. Bogdan, "Vantage Points" for bassoon & violin Quincy C. Hilliard, Give Me Tomorrow Steve Rouse, The Bird, The Bee, and The Bear Steve Rouse, Move Steve Rouse, Tunnell's Vision Wadada Leo Smith, Rosa Parks: Pure Love, An Oratorio of Seven Songs
Nominations: John W. Bateman, Who Killed Buster Sparkle? William Boyle, A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself Minrose Gwin, The Accidentals Lisa Howorth, Summerlings: A Novel Greg Iles, Cemetery Road R. J. Lee, Grand Slam Murders Mary Miller, Biloxi Snowden Wright, American Pop
Nominations: William Alsup, Won Over: Reflections of a Federal Judge on His Journey from Jim Crow Mississippi Lovejoy Boteler, Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard William Dunlap, Pappy Kitchens and the Saga of Red Eye the Rooster Brooks Eason, Fortunate Son Shennette Garrett-Scott, Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance before the New Deal John Hailman, Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor: From Moscow to Morocco and Paris to the Persian Gulf Shelby Harriel, Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi Margaret McMullan, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return Wright Thompson, The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business Tammy L. Turner, Dick Waterman: A Life in Blues Diane Williams, The Life and Legacy of B. B. King: A Mississippi Blues Icon
Music Composition (Contemporary)
Nominations: Bark (Tim Lee and Susan Bauer Lee), Terminal Everything North Mississippi Allstars, Up and Rolling George Cartwright, dell'umore di chi e sempre in attesa Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Kingfish Molly Thomas, Honey's Fury Tricia Walker, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Eye
Youth Literature Nominations: Jimmy Cajoleas, Minor Prophets Jimmy Cajoleas, The Rambling Gilbert Ford (Illustrator), Rotten! Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature's Other Decomposers John Grisham, Theodore Boone: The Accomplice Angie Thomas, On the Come Up
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