Carson McCullers was a novelist known for her vivid portrayal of the South. She was born and raised in Columbus, GA. In her later years, she divided her time between Columbus and New York for her writing. Some of her notable works include, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, and The Member of the Wedding. Columbus State University currently owns McCullers childhood home, so many events are held there on behalf of the English Department, including the Carson McCullers awards. The awards are held in search for outstanding writers in high school and college, and showcases their work in the Arden.
To find out more about the Carson McCullers Awards: http://english.columbusstate.edu/forms/carson.php