2019 NYC Big Book Award PRESS RELEASE

Posted: November 12, 2019 in World On The Edge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KAYE PARK HINCKLEY receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®!​

The NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD recognized THE GHOSTS OF FAITHFUL BY KAYE PARK HINCKLEY in the category of RELIGION FICTION as the 2019 WINNER.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.​

THE GHOSTS OF FAITHFUL by KAYE PARK HINCKLEY is sometimes deadly serious, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. The layered novel exposes a a family’s clash with betrayal, forgiveness, mercy–and actual ghosts. Izzy Collier runs the Food Bank in a town called Faithful, on the banks of the Suwannee River, and is the least amicable of two daughters in a frustrating family; all, keeping secrets of betrayal. Her parents are at odds with both daughters, and with each other. Her sister, always Izzy’s competition, is an unstable former beauty queen, the wife of a philanderer, and the mother of four. Their ninety-four year-old grandmother believes her dead husband’s ghost has returned, accompanied by a little girl—just as Izzy’s husband, a defense lawyer, is being mysteriously forced by his boss to effect the acquittal of a teenager accused of the murder of a child. Now, Izzy starts to see her deceased grandfather and the little girl, too. Are the ghosts after revenge, justice, or something greater?​​

Once again, in 2019, the New York City Big Book Award achieved worldwide participation.  Entries remained impressive, book submissions streamed in from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.  Cities across the globe such as Bangkok, Cape Town, London, Los Angeles, Nagaski and New York were amongst the entries.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England and the United States of America.​

We are proud to announce the diversity of Winners and Distinguished Favorites in the annual New York City Big Book Award.  Included are New York Times bestseller author Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians,” a graphic novel, to the independent publisher Fig Tree Book’s “A River Could be a Tree,” a memoir by Angela Himsel.  Categories featured a wide variety of subjects.  “Ephphatha,” a nonfiction account of a deaf boy’s rise to Ivy League basketball; to “The Adventures of Jules Khan,” a fiction about Muslim superheros were a New York City Big Book Award Winner and Distinguished Favorite respectively.  Excellent books exist globally, regardless of where the author resides or the culture.  

“We are happy to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

Comments
  1. myrgv says:

    Wonderful and well-deserved recognition for your work, Kaye! Congrats!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kph52013 says:

    Thank you so much!!

    Like

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo and commented:
    Congratulations, Kaye!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mike says:

    Congratulations! Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Congratulations, Kaye! Kudos on a job well done!

    Liked by 1 person

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