Awards & News


2020 PEN America/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (distinguished biography of exceptional literary, narrative, and artistic merit, based on scrupulous research).

2020 Summersell Prize, Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South at the University of Alabama (best book on the history of the American South).

2020 Prose Award, the Association of American Publishers (outstanding work by a trade publisher).

Mary Nickliss Prize Finalist, Organization of American Historians (most original book in U.S. Women’s and Gender History).

Biographers International’s Plutarch Award Finalist (best biography of 2019).

Oral History Association Book Award Honorable Mention.


Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement’s Hall of Fame (March 2020).

Jacquelyn Hall and Bruce Baker published an edited version of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin’s “lost” manuscript, Eli Hill: A Novel of Reconstruction (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2020).

Jacquelyn Hall, et al., “The Cutting Room Floor,” in Joanne Meyerowitz, “From the President,” The American Historian (December 2019), 1-2.

Patty Courtright, “Second Acts,”  College Magazine from the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill (2019).

Kristen Bowman, “The Women’s College hosts book reading from author Jacquelyn Dowd Hall” (2019).

Member Spotlight in Perspectives on History, the news magazine of the American Historical Association (2019).