"Remain In Light" a Townsend Prize finalist!

The big news I've been wanting to share for a couple of weeks can now be shared: Remain In Light is one of the 10 finalists for the prestigious 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction.

Previous winners of the prize include Alice Walker, Ha Jin, Kathryn Stockett, Judson Mitcham, Terry Kay, Philip Lee Williams and my friend and mentor, Ferrol Sams. The award will be given at a ceremony in April at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. To say I'm honored for being nominated is the understatement of this short year.

If you haven't read Remain In Light, the book is now available in paperback or eBook. You can see a list of where to buy it in the sidebar of this blog or ask your local bookseller.

The full list of 2012 Townsend Prize finalists:

Daniel Black for Perfect Peace, St Martin’s Press
Lynn Cullen for Reign Of Madness, G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Ann Hite for Ghost On Black Mountain, Gallery Books
Joshilyn Jackson for Backseat Saints, Grand Central Publishing
Collin Kelley for Remain In Light, Vanilla Heart Publishing
Thomas Mullen for The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, Random House
Andrew Plattner for A Marriage Of Convenience, BkMk Press
Josh Russell for My Bright Midnight, LSU Press
Joseph Skibell for A Curable Romantic, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Amanda Kyle Williams for The Stranger You Seek, Bantam Books

You can read more at Project Q Atlanta and The Georgia Voice. To find out about the history of the Townsend Prize, click this link.


Maureen said…
Delighted for you, Collin. Congratulations.
Collin Kelley said…
Thanks, Maureen. :)
Karen J. Weyant said…
This is great news! Congrats!
Congratulations, Collin.

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