Benjamin Kwakye, author of The Clothes of Nakedness and The Sun by Night wins 2011 IPPY Gold Award for Multicultural Fiction Adult for his latest book, The Other Crucifix. Medalists will be honored at a gala awards ceremony in New York today, May 23rd, 2011.
About the ‘IPPY’ Awards:
The “IPPY” Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 2,500 “IPPYs” have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world. The Awards recognize 12 Outstanding Books of the Year in categories such as Most Inspirational to Youth and Most Likely To Save the Planet, and to gold, silver and gold medal winners in 69 categories, ranging from non-fiction categories like Architecture and Religion, to fiction categories like Multicultural and Horror. Our Regional Awards honor books published with a regional focus, and recognize Best Fiction and Best Non-Fiction Book in eight U.S. regions, two Canadian regions, and Australia/New Zealand.
If you have been following my blog, you may realise that Benjamin Kwakye is one of my top most favorite authors. I have extremely enjoyed his books and I would not shy away from recommending it to all book lovers.
Benjamin Kwakye is a two-times winner of the Commonwealth Award and this award comes as no surprise.
Geosi Reads interviewed him sometime last year and you may want to read the interview here.
Geosi Reads wishes him a big Congratulations!