The winners of the Library of Virginia's People’s Choice Awards for fiction and nonfiction will be chosen by readers voting online at the Library of Virginia’s Web site at http://www.lva.virginia.gov/vote.
This year’s fiction finalists for the People’s Choice Awards are First Family by David Baldacci, The Riesling Retribution by Ellen Cosby, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, and Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.
The nonfiction finalists are Haunted Plantations of Virginia by Beth Brown, I Am Murdered by Bruce Chadwick, Girl in a Library by Kelly Cherry, It’ll All Come Out in the Wash by Joanne Crutchfield, and Soul of a People by David A. Taylor.
Finalists in fiction and nonfiction were selected by an independent panel of judges from the books nominated for the 13th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The People's Choice Awards are given for the best fiction and nonfiction books by Virginia authors or in the case of nonfiction on a Virginia subject. The books must be published in the past year. Winners are decided by a vote of Virginia readers.
Voting for the People’s Choice Awards runs from May 17 through June 30. Winners will be announced at the Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration on October 16, 2010.