As deliciously surprising as it was be named a 2020 Next Generation Indie Books Awards Finalist for Memoirs it was astounding to find out that the wondrous Ben Tanzer had also entered me in the NGIBA Regional category.

Huge congratulations to the winners and my fellow finalists!

MEMOIRS (Historical/Legacy)
The Girl Who Said Goodbye: A Memoir of a Khmer Rouge Survivor, by Heather Allen (Self-Published)
And Every Word Is True, by Gary McAvoy (Literati Editions)
How Languages Saved Me: A Polish Story of Survival, by Stefanie Naumann & Tadeusz Haska (deceased) (Koehler Books)
Old New Worlds, by Judith Krummeck (Green Writers Press)
Touching the Future: My Odyssey from Print to Online Publishing, by Roger Fidler (Self-Published)
When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History, by Massoud Hayoun (The New Press)

REGIONAL (Non-Fiction)
Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food and Family, by Daniel Paterna (powerHouse Books)
A Lion Where There Were Lambs, by Bill Erxleben (Forseti Books)
Crossing the Aisle: How Bipartisanship Brought Tennessee to the Twenty-First Century and Could Save America, by Keel Hunt (Vanderbilt University Press)
Leora’s Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II, by Joy Neal Kidney with Robin Grunder (Self-Published)
Old New Worlds, by Judith Krummeck (Green Writers Press)
Our Past Matters: Stories of Gay Calgary, by Kevin Allen (ASPublishing)
Small Town, Big Music: The Outsized Influence of Kent, Ohio, on the History of Rock and Roll, by Jason Prufer (The Kent State University Press)
To Live on Lafayette Square: Society & Politics in the President’s Neighborhood, by William Seale (The White House Historical Association)


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