Woody Holton, University of Richmond associate professor of history and American studies, is one of three finalists for the Library of Virginia’s Literary Award in the nonfiction category for his book “Abigail Adams.”

Holton received the 2010 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University for “Abigail Adams.” He also has won the People’s Choice Award from the Library of Virginia and was a National Book Award finalist for his 2007 book “Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution.”

Holton received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008.

A panel of judges will review Holton’s work, and the winner of each category will be announced Oct. 16 at a gala at the library in Richmond, Va.

Holton received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Duke University. He teaches Revolutionary War history and American studies at Richmond.