May 2010 | Rebecca Rego Barry

FB&C Writer Wins Award

We wanted to share the exciting news that one of our writers, Ellen Firsching Brown, has been awarded two honors for work published in Fine Books. Virginia Press Women awarded Brown first place in its Web/News Article category for her piece Swann Song: A Last Hurrah for the Ritter Collection of Art Books from our June 2009 digital edition. She was also given a third place prize in the Web/Feature category for her interview with collector Peter Strauss from February 2009. As a first-place winner, Brown will now advance to the National Federation of Press Women contest.

Ellen is currently working on her first book, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood, which will be published by Taylor Trade in 2011. Congratulations, Ellen, and good luck!