Monday, April 14, 2008

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

The winner of the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award was recently announced. Former high school English teacher Bill Loehfelm took home the prize for Fresh Kills, a noir mystery about lower-middle-class life in Staten Island, home to the famous garbage dump Fresh Kills. Loehfelm wins a $25,000 publishing contract with Penguin, which will publish the novel in late summer.

3 comments:

hinsdaledog said...

I found your blog through Library Thing (we have many books in common). Your post caught my eye because I own a book called "Fresh Kills-a Mystery" by Carolyn Wheat published in 1995, same setting. Interesting coincidence?

Gwen Dawson said...

Is it a coincidence, I wonder? Interesting...

NOLAbill said...

It is a coincidence, it's just such a compelling title.

Interested readers can find out more about Fresh Kills '08 and its author at www.billloehfelm.com, including where to pre-order the book, plus links, author appearances and Bill's blog.