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The annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards honor outstanding Virginia authors in the areas of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

This year's award nominees include two authors affiliated with Old Dominion University: Associate Professor of History Jane T. Merritt, author of "At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763" (The University of North Carolina Press), and Eminent Scholar Emeritus and Louis I. Jaffe Professor Emeritus of English Alf J. Mapp, Jr., author of "The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed" (Rowman and Littlefield).

An exhibit providing a brief overview of the annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards and highlighting those books is on display in the lobby of Perry Library through Friday, Sept. 17.

More information is available on the Web at http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwedo/awards/.

This article was posted on: August 24, 2004

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