Monday, June 3, 2013

Gene Mirabelli Wins Top Indie Fiction Prize

82-year-old Eugene Mirabelli, Professor Emeritus at UAlbany who presented his newest novel at the Writers Institute on February 26, 2013, has won the Literary Fiction Gold Medal in the 2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book awards.

This year the number one spot in the literary fiction category was a tie, and Eugene Mirabelli’s novel, Renato the Painter, shares top honors with Ned Bachus’s City of Brotherly Love.

The Awards program was created to highlight the year’s most distinguished books from independent publishers. Award winners are chosen by librarians and booksellers who are on the front lines, working everyday with patrons and customers. Some 125 books competed for the literary fiction Gold Medal. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest.

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