Congratulations to Jim Grimsley on being honored with Chowan University’s Mary Frances Hobson Award for 2018. Jim’s contribution to Children of the Changing South, an essay titled “Black Bitch,” led to his full-length memoir, How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood, which received the high praise it deserved.
According to the university’s announcement of the award:
The Mary Frances Hobson Lecture and Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters is awarded annually by Chowan University to recognize the distinguished achievement of a person in the field of arts and letters. Preference is given to Southern writers and poets or those authors whose work relates to the South.