Several Blair and distributed titles were chosen as finalists for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards.
The finalists are:
- General Fiction: Mercy Creek, by Matt Matthews (Hub City Press)
Mystery: Murder on Music Row, by Stuart Dill (John F. Blair, Publisher)
Short Stories: Binocular Vision, by Edith Pearlman (Lookout Books)
Short Stories: God Bless America, by Steve Almond (Lookout Books)
Nonfiction—Anthologies: 27 Views of Chapel Hill, introduction by Daniel Wallace (Eno Publishers)
Humor: Tales from a Free-Range Childhood, by Donald Davis (John F. Blair, Publisher)
The awards were established to bring increased attention from librarians and booksellers to the literary achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review journal devoted exclusively to covering books from independent houses—ranging in size from university presses publishing up to a hundred titles a year to niche, POD, and small presses who may publish one title in a lifetime.
Winners will be announced Saturday, June 23, at the American Library Association Conference in Anaheim, California. Congrats and good luck to our Blair and distributed finalists!