Hall won for Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama Rivers, which tells the story of the development of Alabama’s rivers and its wildlife from pre-history to modern times, from their headwaters in the mountains to their ends in the Gulf of Mexico. Hall is the curator of the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama.
Becky Johnson, who writes for Smoky Mountain Living magazine, won in the journalism category for a special edition of that magazine celebrating the 75th anniversary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Anne Paine and Brad Schrade were runners-up in the journalism category for their coverage of the TVA coal ash spill in The Tennessean.
Congratulations to Hall, Paine and Schrade, and to books category runner-up Howard Ernst.