Monday, April 20, 2009

Indies Choice Book Awards Announced

The winners have been announced in seven categories for the first Indies Choice Book Awards, the successor awards to the Book Sense Awards. These winners were chosen by the owners and staff at ABA-member stores during more than four weeks of voting, so I imagine books that sold well are overrepresented. Here are the winners:
  • Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (The Dial Press)
  • Best Conversation Starter (Nonfiction): The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead)
  • Best Author Discovery: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (Ecco)
  • Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book (Fiction): The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Best New Picture Book: Bats at the Library by Brian Lies (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Most Engaging Author: Sherman Alexie

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