Florida Book Award

Black Out wins a Silver Medal in the 2008 Florida Book Awards.

The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Program in American & Florida Studies — and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, the State Library and Archives of Florida, the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Humanities Council, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, the Florida Library Association, “Just Read, Florida!,” the Governor’s Family Literacy Initiative, the Florida Association for Media in Education, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, Friends of the Florida State University Libraries, and the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America — is an annual awards program that recognizes, honors, and celebrates the best Florida literature published in the previous year.