Hannon Wins Southern Literary Studies Prize

Hannonfaulkner Louisiana State University Press author Charles Hannon, Faulkner and the Discourses of Culture, has won the C. Hugh Holman Award, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature for the best book of literary scholarship or literary criticism in the field of Southern literature published during the calendar year.

A certificate and a small honorarium was officially presented at the SSSL’s session at the MLA convention in Philadelphia in December.

Professor Anthony Sczcesiul, chair of this year’s committee, commented that “Hannon’s deep historical knowledge thickens the context for our understanding of the author and his world, while his close textual analysis, with readings often hinging on Faulkner’s revisionary processes—opens up the texts in exciting and often surprising ways.”

The Holman award was established in 1985. LSU Press’s The History of Southern Literature won the inaugural award. With a total of six awards, LSU Press has published more Holman award winners than any other publisher.