Past Laureates

Piedmont Laureate Emeritus honorees include the following authors. Please visit their individual profiles for more information on their work and outreach philosophies. To request the participation of emeritus laureates in a public event, please Contact Us.

avatarTamara Kissane, 2020 Piedmont Laureate
Playwriting

MeN&ODavid Menconi, 2019 Piedmont Laureate
Creative Nonfiction

Nancy Peacock, 2018 Piedmont Laureate
Fiction

Mimi Herman in Yosemite HeadshotMimi Herman, 2017 Piedmont Laureate
Poetry

katy_mungerKaty Munger, 2016 Piedmont Laureate
Mystery and Crime Fiction

james-maxeyJames Maxey, 2015 Piedmont Laureate
Speculative Fiction

carrie_knowlesCarrie Knowles, 2014 Piedmont Laureate
Short Fiction

john-claude-bemisJohn Claude Bemis, 2013 Piedmont Laureate
Children’s Literature

ian_finleyIan Finley, 2012 Piedmont Laureate
Playwriting

scott_hulerScott Huler, 2011 Piedmont Laureate
Nonfiction

zelda_lockhartZelda Lockhart, 2010 Piedmont Laureate
Fiction

jaki_shelton_greenJaki Shelton Green, 2009 Piedmont Laureate
Poetry