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Georgia authors in running for 2016 Townsend Prize

The nominees have been announced for the 2016 Townsend Prize for fiction, presented biennially by Georgia State University / Perimeter College to a Georgia author. The award ceremony will be 7 p.m. April 28 at the DeKalb History Center in the Old Courthouse on the Square in Decatur. The keynote speaker will be T. Geronimo Johnson.

The nominees are:

"The Coming" by  Daniel Black

"Twain's End" by Lynn Cullen

"A Clear View of the Southern Sky" by Mary Hood

"Driving the King" by Ravi Howard

"An Isolated Incident" by Soniah Kamal

"Song of the Vagabond Bird" by Terry Kay

"Pretty Is" by Maggie Mitchell

"Kismetwali and Other Stories" by Reetika Khanna Nijhawan

"Bull Mountain" by Brian Panowich

"Offerings From A Rust Belt Jockey" by Andy Plattner



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Suzanne Van Atten is Features Lead Content Manager for the AJC and editor of Personal Journeys, a long-form narrative feature that appears every Sunday in Living & Arts.