The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver was the winner of the fiction prize at the 13th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards October 16, hosted by award-winning Virginia author Adriana Trigiani. The evening celebrated a remarkable list of authors, including Lee Smith, David Baldacci and Jeanette Walls.
The awards are presented each year for the best books by a Virginia author in the fields of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A special award is also given each year for lifetime achievement in any literary field.
According to a Library of Virginia press release, judges felt Kingsolver’s novel “was the achievement of a literary artist at the peak of her skills.”