Damnificados has won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction.
This year the organizers received more than 5,000 entries. They must have some voracious readers on their panels.
In the organizers’ own words:
“Each year since 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations. With the tag line, “Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing,” the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world.”
Damnificados beat out silver and bronze medallists The Land South of the Clouds, by Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press), and The Perfect Find, by Tia Williams (Brown Girl Books).
The awards ceremony takes place at the Copacabana Club, Times Square, New York on May 30th, 2017. I’ll be there in the fanciest outfit I can find.