London– The London Book Festival announces awards and Headline titles garner 13 awards this year.
The Advance Man by Rick Robinson wins Runner Up for Best Fiction
Cauliflower Heart by Diana Hart wins Runner Up for Best Romance
Honorable Mentions go to:
Venus Rising: A Concise History of the Second Planet by Raymond A. Keller, Ph.D. -Wildcard
Mountain Mysts edited by P. Ray Lewis and Danny Kuhn –General Fiction
I Have MS: What’s Your Super Power? by Lisa McCoombs –How To
The Essay by Isabelle Niland –Young Adult
The Mystery at Darcy’s Discount Store by Angie Wilson –Young Adult
The Deadliest Pandemic by David Ritchey – History
From UDENAMO to FRELIMA and Mozambican Diplomacy by Lopes Tembe Ndelana – Biography/Memoir
Tobias: The Mouse in the Old Stone House by Cookie Soldo Schultz – Children’s
Spaghetti & Meatballs: Growing Up Italian by Diana Pishner Walker – Children’s
The Waddling Dead: Megachomp D.D.S by Joan Spillman – Children’s
Gary Grossman’s “Old Earth” (Diversion Books) is the Grand Prize Winner. This thriller traces a tale that begins in the summer of 1601, when Galileo Galilei makes a startling discovery in the mountains of Eastern Italy. If made public, the news could shatter faith in religion, bring down governments, and lead to worldwide turmoil. For more than 400 years, the secret has been carefully guarded by an incredibly powerful organization that will go to extremes in order to protect civilization. But now a university dig in Montana headed by paleontologists Quinn McCauley and Katrina Alpert threatens to expose the secret.
Grand prize for the 2015 London Book Festival is a $1500 appearance fee and a flight to London for our gala awards ceremony in January, 2016.
Submitted works are judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria: General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story, and the potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.
Winners, Runner Ups and Honorable Mentions in the competition will be honored in late January at a private ceremony in London.