Apr 07 2016
The Abitz Family Dinner honoring the 2015 Florida Book Awards Winners

The Abitz Family Dinner honoring the 2015 Florida Book Awards Winners

Presented by The Florida Book Awards at Mission San Luis

Join us in honoring the 2015 Florida Book Awards winning authors at the Abitz Family Dinner, our annual awards banquet, in Tallahassee on April 7th at beautiful Mission San Luis. Cocktails at 6pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Book signing and sales after the awards ceremony. Please visit our website for more information and to purchase banquet tickets. RSVP online by March 22nd.

The 2015 Florida Book Awards Winners:

* Children's Literature

Gold/Reichert Award: It’s a Seashell Day (Blue Apple Books) by Dianne Ochiltree (Sarasota), illustrations by Elliot Kreloff

Silver: Monster Trouble (Sterling Children's Books) by Lane Fredrickson (Delray Beach), illustrated by Michael Robertson

Bronze: Moving Target (Scholastic) by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Coral Gables)

* Florida Nonfiction

Gold: Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change (University of Georgia Press) by Susan Cerulean (Tallahassee)

Silver: George Merrick: Son of the South Wind (University Press of Florida) by Arva M. Parks

Bronze: Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home (University Press of Florida) by Tameka Bradley Hobbs

* General Fiction

Gold: I'd Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Jesse Goolsby (Tallahassee)

Silver: Free to Be (Life Everlasting Press) by Gracie L. Chandler (Jacksonville)

Bronze: The Headmaster’s Darlings (University of South Carolina Press) by Katherine Clark (Pensacola)

* General Nonfiction

Gold: Rain: A Natural and Cultural History (Crown Publishing) by Cynthia Barnett (Gainesville)

Silver: Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (University of North Carolina Press) by J. Matthew Gallman (Gainesville)

Bronze: Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism and the Baby Boom Generation (University Press of Florida) by June Melby Benowitz (Sarasota)

* Poetry

Gold: Gog (Black Lawrence Press) by Brandi George (Tallahassee)

Silver: Awaiting Your Impossibilities (Anhinga Press) by Donald Morrill (Tampa)

Bronze: The Crossing (Dzanc Books) by Jonathan Fink (Pensacola)

* Popular Fiction

Gold: After the Fall (Oceanview Publishing) by Patricia Gussin (Longboat Key)

Silver: The Price of Justice (Thomas and Mercer) by Marti Green (The Villages)

Bronze: Perception of Power (BATJAK Publishing) by Bruce Thomason (Jacksonville Beach)

* Spanish Language

Gold: 274 (Panamericana Editorial) by Andres Pi Andreu (Miami)

* Visual Arts

Gold: Coastal Dune Lakes (Live Oak Production Group) by Nic Stoltzfus (Blountstown)

Silver: Ticks and Politics (Tall Timbers Press) by Robert L. Crawford (Thomasville, GA)

* Young Adult

Gold: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley (Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse) by Shaun David Hutchinson (Port St. Lucie)

Silver: The Savants (Suspense Publishing) by Patrick Kendrick (West Palm Beach)

Bronze: Motherless (Lisa Hagan Books) by Gabriel Horn (St. Petersburg)

Admission Info

$50.00 per ticket, includes one complimentary drink

Phone: 850-644-5211

Email: floridabookawards@gmail.com

Dates & Times

2016/04/07 - 2016/04/07

Location Info

Mission San Luis

2100 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304