Auburn’s Gribbin receives Current-Garcia Award

ACETA is proud to announce its 2021 recipient of the Eugene Current-Garcia Award: Dr. Alan Gribben of the English Department at Auburn University at Montgomery. 

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Current-Garcia Award winner Alan Gribben

As originally conceived, the award “recognizes and rewards Alabamians who have distinguished themselves as men or women of letters, specifically in scholarly reflection and writing on literary topics.” It also demonstrates “the respect of the scholar’s peers in the academic community and signals to the citizenry at large the lasting importance of the pursuit of knowledge and the contribution of literature to the culture.”

The 2021 Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship is presented with its sister award, the Harper Lee Award for the 2021 Distinguished Alabama Writer, at the Monroeville Literary Festival held March 4-6, 2021 in Monroeville. The generosity of George Landegger, chairman of Parsons and Whittemore, makes both awards possible. Winners of the Eugene Current-Garcia award are the featured keynote speakers at the ACETA annual conference the year following their award. 

Monroeville Literary Festival’s Alisha Linam offered this announcement highlighting Dr. Gribben’s career here: Dr. Alan Gribben Selected as Eugene Current-Garcia Recipient (

ACETA looks forward to hearing from Dr. Gribben at our 2022 annual conference.

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