Terry Kay

Terry KayTerry Kay is a prolific and award-winning author, inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame in 2006. He has written fiction and screenplays, as well as a children’s book and a collection of nonfiction prose. His novel To Dance with the White Dog became a best-seller that was dramatized by the Hallmark Hall of Fame in a televised production. Kay’s novel The Valley of Light won the 2004 Townsend Prize for Fiction. Kay was four times named Author of the Year by the Georgia Writers Association: 1982 for After Eli, 2004 for The Valley of Light, 2008 for The Book of Marie, 2012 for The Greats of Cuttercane (Short Stories Category) and the Southeastern Library Association named him Outstanding Author of the Year in 1991 for To Dance with the White Dog. He won a Southern Emmy Award in 1990 for his teleplay, Run Down the Rabbit and received the 2006 Appalachian Heritage Writers Award. He has books translated in Japanese, Chinese, French and Greek. An essayist and regional Emmy-winning screenwriter as well as a novelist, Kay’s work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. The Atlanta Writers Club (AWC), founded in 1914, beginning in 2015 presents an annual award for fiction named the Terry Kay Prize for Fiction.  His most recent novel (2016) is The King Who Made Paper Flowers. http://www.terrykay.com