Frye Gaillard received Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing

Congratulations to Blair author and University of South Alabama Writer-in-Residence Frye Gaillard, who received the 2012 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa last week.

Gaillard began his career as a reporter for daily newspapers in the late 1960s, writing about the Civil Rights Movement as it unfolded across the South. Since 1990, Gaillard has been a writer, author and editor for newspapers and books. He also was the founding editor of the Novello Festival Press in Charlotte, a national award-winning literary publishing company. Lauded for his books on the Civil Rights Movement, Mobile native Gaillard joined USA as a writer-in-residence in the history and English departments in 2005.

John F. Blair, Publisher, published Gaillard’s As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East and If I Were a Carpenter: Twenty Years of Habitat for Humanity. See a full list of his books here. Congrats, Frye!

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