Troy University recognizes crime author Ace Atkins with Hall-Waters Prize

Kirk Curnutt, honoree Ace Atkins, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Walter Givhan are shown following Hall-Waters Prize ceremony.

Kirk Curnutt, honoree Ace Atkins, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Walter Givhan are shown following Hall-Waters Prize ceremony.

Best-selling crime fiction writer Ace Atkins was only two years old when his family moved from Troy, but he still considers the city home.

The son of former TROY football coach the late Billy Atkins came “home” on Friday to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize.

“As a writer, it is always nice to be…

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Ace Atkins to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

Ace Atkins, author and son of former TROY football coach Billy Atkins, will receive the University's Hall-Waters Prize during a reception on April 20.

Ace Atkins, author and son of former TROY football coach Billy Atkins, will receive the University's Hall-Waters Prize during a reception on April 20.

Troy native Ace Atkins, the New York Times best-selling author of more than two dozen novels including the “The Forsaken” and “Robert B. Parker’s Cheap Shot,” will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University on Friday, April 20.

Atkins will be honored during a reception on the Troy Campus beginning at 2 p.m. in the…

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