Friday, April 10, 2015

UPK book receives Special Weatherford Award

University Press of Kentucky book Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader, a collection of the writings of Jim Wayne Miller (1936–1996), is the recipient of the 2014 Special Weatherford Award. The book was edited by his widow Mary Ellen Miller and UK alumnus and Graduate School Assistant Dean Morris Allen Grubbs. The Weatherford Award is presented by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association annually to honor books in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that highlight different characteristics of Appalachian culture. Morris Grubbs accepted the award on March 27 at the 38th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference held at East Tennessee State University. 

Established in 1970, the Weatherford Awards commemorate the lives of W.D. Weatherford Sr., a prominent Appalachian leader, and his son Willis D. Weatherford Jr., late president of Berea College. 

For more information, read the complete news release.

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