Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Past Weatherford Award Winners

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  • 1970 – Ben A. Franklin of the New York Times for his series of articles on Appalachia
  • 1971 – David H. Looff – Appalachia’s Children
  • 1972 – Eliot Wigginton and students of Rabun Gap – Nacoochee School – The Foxfire Book
  • 1973 – Barry Bingham, Jr., of the Louisville Courier – Journal for thorough, persistent and influential reporting on Appalachia.
  • 1974 – No award given
  • 1975 – Brian Woolley and Ford Reid – We Be Here When the Morning Comes
  • 1976 – Kai T. Erikson – Everything in Its Path
  • 1977 – Gurney Norman – Kinfolks
  • 1977 – Laurel Shackelford and Bill Weinberg – Our Appalachia
  • 1978 – John W. Hevener – Which Side Are You On?
  • 1978 – Henry D. Shapiro – Appalachia On Our Mind
  • 1979 – Thomas J. Schoenbaum – The New River Controversy
  • 1980 – John Gaventa – Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley
  • 1981 – David Corbin – Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields
  • 1982 – Ronald Eller – Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers
  • 1983 – John Egerton – Generations
  • 1984 – John Ehle – Last One Home
  • 1985 – Eliot Wigginton – Sometimes a Shining Moment
  • 1986 – Martin Cherniack – The Hawk’s Nest Incident
  • 1987 – Denise Giardina – Storming Heaven
  • 1987 – Rodger Cunningham – Apples on the Flood: The Southern Mountain Experience
  • 1988 – Lee Smith – Fair and Tender Ladies
  • 1989 – John Inscoe – Mountain Masters, Slavery, and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina
  • 1990 – Helen Lewis and Susanna O’Donnell – Remembering Our Past, Building Our Future
  • 1991 – Crandall A. Shifflett – Coal Towns: Life, Work, and Culture in Company Towns of Southern Appalachia, 1880-1960
  • 1992 – Denise Giardina – The Unquiet Earth
  • 1993 – No award given
  • 1994 – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Colored People: A Memoir
  • 1995 – Deborah Vansau McCauley – Appalachian Mountain Religion: A History
  • 1996 – Wilma A. Dunaway – The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860
  • 1997 – Charles Frazier – Cold Mountain
  • 1998 – Homer Hickam, Jr. – Rocket Boys: A Memoir
  • 1999 – Loyal Jones – Faith and Meaning in the Southern Uplands
  • 2000 – Dwight B. Billings and Kathleen M. Blee – The Road to Poverty: the Making of Wealth and Hardship in Appalachia
  • 2001 – John O’Brien – At Home in the Heart of Appalachia
  • 2002 – John A. Williams – Appalachia
  • 2003 – Non-Fiction – Wilma A. Dunaway – Slavery in the American Mountain South
  • 2003 – Fiction and Poetry – Gretchen Moran Laskas – The Midwife’s Tale
  • 2004 – Non-Fiction – Michael Montgomery – Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English
  • 2004 – Fiction and Poetry – Ron Rash – Saints at the River
  • 2005 – Non-Fiction – Sharon Hatfield – Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell
  • 2005 – Fiction and Poetry – Darnell Arnoult – What Travels With Us: Poems
  • 2006 – Non-Fiction – Rudy Abramson and Jean Haskell, Editors – The Encyclopedia of Appalachia
  • 2006 – Fiction and Poetry – Dot Jackson, John F. Blair Publisher – Refuge
  • 2007 – Non-Fiction – James J. Lorence – A Hard Journey: The Life of Don West
  • 2007 – Fiction and Poetry  Ann Pancake – Strange as this Weather Has Been
  • 2008 – Fiction and Poetry – Ron Rash, Serena
  • 2008 – Nonfiction – Ronald D Eller, Uneven Ground: Appalachia since 1945.
  • 2009 - Nonfiction – Chris Green, The Social Life of Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • 2009 - Fiction and Poetry – C.E. Morgan, All the Living (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
  • 2010 – Nonfiction – Alessandro Portelli, They Say in Harlan County
  • 2010 - Fiction – Amy Greene, Bloodroot
  • 2010 - Poetry – Lisa J. Parker, this gone place
  • 2011 – Nonfiction - Emily Satterwhite, Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1978
  • 2011 – Fiction - Charles Frazier, Night Woods
  • 2011 – Poetry - Jesse Graves, Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine
  • 2012 – Nonfiction – Kathryn Newfont, Blue Ridge Commons
  • 2012 – Fiction – Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior
  • 2012 – Poetry – Richard Hague, During the Recent Extinctions

Special Weatherford Award Winners

The Weatherford Committee may create a special Weatherford Award to honor another work or body of work that makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding of Appalachian people.

  • 1972 – Robert Coles, M.D.
  • 1973 – Wilma Dykeman
  • 1975 – Jesse Stuart
  • 1976 – Harry Caudill
  • 1977 – James Still
  • 1978 – Harriette Simpson Arnow
  • 1979 – Cratis Williams
  • 1985 – Albert Stewart – Certificate of Achievement
  • 1988 – Alfred Perrin
  • 1996 – Loyal Jones
  • 1999 – Sidney Saylor Farr
  • 1999 – Jerry W. Williamson

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