Book Award

About the award

The North Caroliniana Society established the North Caroliniana Book Award in 2003 to recognize annually “the book that captures the essence of North Carolina by contributing powerfully to an understanding of the state.” Authors are eligible regardless of residency. However, neither authors nor publishers submit books; instead, a committee privately surveys all books published during the year and chooses the volume that it believes “makes a positive contribution and appears to have the best chance of standing the test of time as a classic volume of North Caroliniana.” The winner is invited to accept the award (an engraved silver cup) during the following year’s annual meeting of the Society, and his or her name is engraved on a sterling silver bowl exhibited with other statewide literary awards in the Archives Building in Raleigh.