2021 Vermont Book Award Finalists Announced
If you're a fan of reading books by Vermont authors, this is an exciting time of year. That’s because the finalists for the Vermont Book Award are being announced, and this year there is a new partnership to oversee the award that honors Vermont wordsmiths in fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.
Miciah Bay Gault, MFA in Writing Coordinator for the Vermont Book Award, joined VPR to announce the finalists yet again.
The nominees, announced Wednesday, fall within three categories — fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.
The 2021 Vermont Book Award finalists are:
- The Hare, by Melanie Finn
- North, by Brad Kessler
- The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven, by Nathaniel Ian Miller
- An Apparent Horizon and Other Stories, by Ricardo Wilson
- The Secret to Superhuman Strength, by Alison Bechdel
- But You Seemed So Happy: A Marriage, in Pieces and Bits, by Kimberly Harrington
- Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People, by Kekla Magoon
Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home, by Alexander Wolff
- Disintegration Loops, by Stephen Cramer
- GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues, by Shanta Lee Gander
- American Wake, by Kerrin McCadden
The 2021 winners will be announced at the Vermont Book Award celebration, Saturday, April 30th, at 7 p.m. at the VCFA campus in Montpelier. The event is hosted by Vermont Humanities, who will also reveal their choice for Vermont Reads 2022, their one-book community reading program, during the evening.