2012 Indie Book Awards Announced

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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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