Two exceptional books were recognized with the Lillian Smith Book Awards for 2011. These awards were established in 1968 by the Southern Regional Council (SRC) to recognize authors whose books represent outstanding achievements demonstrating through literary merit and moral vision an honest representation of the South, its people, its problems, and its promise.
This Forty-Third Anniversary Awards Ceremony was a partnership between the Southern Regional Council, the University of Georgia Libraries, and the Georgia Center for the Book. It was presented in connection with the Decatur Book Festival at the Old DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Georgia on Sunday, September 4, 2011.
The 2011 award recipients were: