Library Partners Press announces award recipients

Library Partners Press, a digital publishing imprint of Wake Forest, announced this week the recipients of its 2020 David Coates Award for Non-Fiction and its 2020 Gail O’Day Award for Poetry.

Thomas Edward Frank, professor and associate dean for continuing studies in the Graduate School, received the non-fiction award for the book entitled “Historic Houses of Worship in Peril: Conserving Their Place in American Life.”

Lamaya Covington Williams (’01, MALS ’05) received the poetry award for a book entitled “Tree River Fish: Poems on America’s Reaping.”

Of Frank’s book, Library Partners Press provided the following from Paul Edmondson of the National Trust for Historic Preservation: “In Historic Houses of Worship in Peril, Thomas Frank lays out the case for how historic houses of worship serve as ‘essential elements of the sense of place that grounds community life in America.’ Unfortunately, as he also describes, social and religious changes over time and across the American civic landscape means that these key community assets are seriously threatened.”

Library Partners Press describes Williams’ new book of poetry as offering instructive and timely poems on the condition of the United States during the present presidential administration. Library Partners Press, a digital publishing imprint of Wake Forest producing high quality monographs in both print-on-demand and ebook formats, is now accepting nominations and manuscripts for its 2021 Awards.

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