Alumna, author earns award from Arkansas Library Association

Release Date: 9/28/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- The Arkansas Library Association recently named author Nancy Dane as the recipient of the Arkansiana Fiction Award for her "Tattered Glory" Series.

Ozarks Alum Nancy Dane.

Nancy Dane has been named as the recipient of the Arkansiana Fiction Award for her "Tattered Glory" Series.

Dane, who lives in Dover, Ark., attended Ozarks in the early 1980s and her four children all graduated from U of O. Her Civil War series, based on her history book "Tattered Glory," depicts both sides of the conflict in Arkansas.

"Imagine my shock a few minutes before receiving the award to learn that John Grisham was the 2001 winner of the Fiction Award," Dane said. "I'd say I'm in good company."

Dane's novels are titled, "Where the Road Begins," "A Difference of Opinion," and "A Long Way to Go." The series chronicles the life of a hard-working family in the Arkansas River Valley during the Civil War. "Where the Road Begins" is the current feature selection for the Newspapers in Education program sponsored by the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation. All of Dane's books are used as curriculum in Arkansas public schools and colleges.