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Hugo Black Author Steve Suitts Wins Georgia Author of the Year Award

Congratulations to NewSouth author Steve Suitts, who has won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for Biography, for his book Hugo Black of Alabama. This definitive study of Black‚Äôs origins and early influences offers fresh insights into the justice‚Äôs character, thought processes, and instincts, detailing Black’s rise from the hardscrabble Alabama hill country to his nomination as a Supreme Court justice.

The Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) began in 1964, and it is the oldest literary award in the Southeastern region. Sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, they note that the award is meant “to recognize and acknowledge Georgia’s wealth of outstanding writers and to acquaint them with the public and one another, thus continuing our literary heritage.”

Hugo Black of Alabama is available directly from NewSouth Books,, or your favorite local or online book retailer. Learn more about Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black at