Thursday, October 18, 2007
New Issues Titles Win Awards
One Tribe, the first AWP Novel Award Winner published with New Issues, has won the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for Fiction. One Tribe will be submitted to the Library of Congress and will receive a special catalog number for inclusion in the Global Filipino Literary Awards Collection housed permanently in the Library's Asian Reading Room.
Even more exciting, the book's author, M. Evelina Galang, was named one of the 100 most influential Filipina Women in the US by Filipina Women's Network and will be honored at the Filipina Summit (www.ffwn.org) in Washington D.C. next week. She'll be reading from One Tribe at the Library of Congress on Saturday.
David Keplinger's poetry book, The Prayers of Others, won the 2007 Colorado Book Award for Poetry at a special event last night (Oct. 17). His other book with New Issues, The Clearing, was a finalist for the same award last year.