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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 00:00

Dirty Rice Awarded Silver Medal by  the Independent Publisher

  Dirty Rice has been named a 2013 Regional and E-Book Silver Medalist by the Independent Publisher as part of its 17th Annual "IPPY" Award contest recognizing excellence in independent publishing. The IPPY Regional and E-Book Award categories were added in 2006; books in these categories are judged against books representing the same region. Dirty Rice was awarded the Silver Medal under "South - Best Regional Fiction," which included:

South – Best Regional Fiction
Gold: The Politics of Barbecue, by Blake Fontenay (John F. Blair Publisher)
Silver: Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League, by Gerald Duff (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press)
Bronze: Bad Way Out, by C. Hoyt Caldwell (Indie Uprising Media)

For more information on the IPPY Awards, click here. To download an annoucement containing a list of all awardees, click here.


With this award, Dirty Rice has been named one of the 25 best novels published in 2012 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, named a finalist by ForeWord Reviews for Book of the Year in the general fiction category, and awarded a silver medal by the Independent Publisher.

Sunday, 28 April 2013 00:00

Gerald Duff Profiled in The Examiner, the Independent Voice of Southeast Texas

Gerald Duff was profiled recently in The Examiner, an award-winning newspaper representing Southeast Texas. Authored by Kevin King, the article, entitled "Set in Southeast Texas," details Duff's roots in the area and his continuing literary connection to his native home.


 Mr. King writes:

"Despite moving half way across the country (he currently lives in Lebanon, Ill.), Duff continues to write about his native home.

'Southeast Texas, as a setting, has much more of an emphasis on interrelationships between people than you might have in New York City," explained Duff, who was born in Beaumont. "In Southeast Texas, it's impossible to escape having to deal with other people on a regular, close-knit kind of basis. That habit of being around people and knowing a lot about them gives you insights and perspectives you can't escape.'"


To read the entire article online, click here.

Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:00

Gerald Duff Reviews Dave Madden's London Bridge in Plague and Fire in the Kenyon Review Online

Gerald Duff's review of Dave Madden's London Bridge in Plague and Fire appears in the Spring 2013 edition of the Kenyon Review Online (KROnline). Duff writes "David Madden's thirteenth book of fiction is a daringly imagined mythology of London Bridge—its conception by Peter de Colechurch, its construction, its meaning in history, both metaphorical and literal, and its core relevance to Great Britain and its empire." Duff further states that "Madden's mastery of dialogue and his ability to create ongoing narrative suspense are manifestly evident in London Bridge in Plague and Fire."


To read the entire review online, click here.

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