2012 Indie Book Awards Announced

Often dubbed the “Sundance” of book publishing, the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards has announced this year’s big achievers. The first, second, and third place winners receive $1,500, $750, and $500, respectively, in both fiction and non-fiction. So here’s to having a jumpstarted summer reading list that’s filled with raw talent. Unless, of course, you’re still reading Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fiction Winners:

First Place: The Parsifal Pursuit, by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books)

Second Place: A Little Leg Work, by Royce Leville (Rippple Books)

Third Place: Walter’s Muse, by Jean Davies Okimoto (Endicott and Hugh Books)

Non-Fiction Winners:

First Place: Inner Visions: Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, by Jan Thrope (Orange Frazer Press)

Second Place: Put the Needle on the Record: The 1980s at 45 Revolutions Per Minute, by Matthew Chojnacki (Schiffer Publishing)

Third Place: Strategy for Good: Business Giving Strategies for the 21st Century, by Susan A. Hyatt, M.S. (GoodWorks Publishing)

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— Lucy Goss is an intern for Electric Literature. She majors in English at Cornell University. You can follow her here.

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