Alum Kay Wins Award

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Terry Kay, a Georgia Hall of Fame writer and author of nine novels, was recently honored with the Stanley W. Lindberg Award by the Georgia Center for the Book. 

A 1957 graduate of the University of West Georgia, Kay is perhaps best known for his 1990 novel, To Dance with the White Dog, which sold more than one million copies internationally and was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. 

The Georgia Center for the Book is a statewide program which celebrates books, reading, literacy, book arts, publishing and Georgia’s literary tradition.

Georgian author Anne Rivers Siddons presented the award, saying, “I’ve always thought of Terry Kay as the first among us and the best, and critics all over now agree with me.”

Frank Pritchett, UWG associate executive director for alumni relations and annual giving, and Lisa Ledbetter, UWG assistant vice president for university communications and marketing, surprised Kay by attending the awards ceremony held in Athens.