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Gwinnett novelist wins award

11:53 am Jan. 15, 2015

By Jill Vejnoska

Lawrenceville writer Mary Anna Ogden Bryan recently won the prestigious 2014 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. The prize, part of the annual Mercer University Press Book Awards, comes with a publication contract for Bryan’s novel, “Cardinal Hill.”

Lauded by the judges for her “talent for description” and for a story that “speaks authentically to a specific time and place in the South,” Bryan set her novel in a family