The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame was established in 2000 as part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library to honor Georgia writers and to introduce the public to the library’s rich collections for research into Georgia literature and cultural history.
The Hall of Fame accepts public nominations which are then turned over for consideration to a board of judges appointed by the University of Georgia Librarian—academics, civic leaders, librarians, the heads of the University of Georgia Press and The Georgia Review, and recent Hall of Fame recipients. To be eligible for nomination a writer must have been either a native of Georgia or have produced a significant work while in Georgia. Nominations must be received more than 30 days prior to the annual judges’ meeting to be considered for that year’s honors. However, once accepted, all eligible names remain in consideration for subsequent years.
An annual public ceremony at the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries celebrates each year’s annual inductees in conjunction with an exhibit of rare books and literary manuscripts.
If you are interested in helping support the program, please contact University Libraries Development.