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.