Five new members, including the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, have been elected to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame at the University of Georgia Libraries. For the second year, the UGA Libraries are encouraging Georgians to read at least one book by each inductee before the Nov. 7 ceremony.

“Book clubs and individuals responded so favorably to last year’s suggested reading initiative that we are again making recommendations to introduce this year's inductees to a wider audience,” said P. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost.

The Class of 2016 and their book selections are:

The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts, which fosters awareness and appreciation of the arts and an environment conducive to artistic innovation.