Georgia Green Stamper Named to PEN America Literacy Awards Longlist
Kentucky author Georgia Green Stamper has been named to the PEN America Literary Awards Longlist for the 2023 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Stamper has been selected for her most recent collection of essays, Small Acreages.
Born and raised on a tobacco farm in Owen County, Stamper's writing celebrates the rich fabric of rural Kentucky life and the characters that inhabit it. In Small Acreages, Stamper takes the small things like a quilt or a recipe for jam cake, and turns them into touching portraits of family, friends, and community. She contemplates the memory of quirky aunts and uncles and the grief of saying good-bye to beloved parents. With her trademark witty humor and sage reflections, Stamper guides us through her world as a mother, writer, thinker, and Kentuckian.
Small Acreages is Stamper's third collection of essays. Her work has appeared in a wide range of anthologies, periodicals, and newspapers. She regularly contributes work to Kentucky Humanities and is a member of our Speakers Bureau.