The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame honors Georgia writers and to introduces the public to the Special Collections 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. Eligible nominees are either native to Georgia or have produced a significant work while living in Georgia. Nominations must be received by July 15th to be considered for that year’s honors. However, once accepted, all eligible names remain in consideration for subsequent years.
Each November, the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Libraries celebrates the new inductees.
The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and Hargrett Library also conduct class sessions focusing on the Hargrett Library’s collections of Georgia writers. Read more information on class sessions.
If you are interested in helping support the program, please contact University Libraries Development.