The New York City Big Book Award® announced its 2020 Winners and Distinguished Favorites.

My novel, Cooperative Lives, was voted winner in general fiction. Thank you, Gabby and Ted Olczac and everyone on the Independent Press Award team for making this award possible. I am honored and grateful.

The NYC Big Book Award is a global competition, open to all publishers, large and small. 2020 submissions arrived from six continents and more than 100 cities. Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America all took part. Major cities included Budapest, Cape Town, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York City, Port of Spain, Vancouver and Victoria. Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, India, Singapore, Uganda and the United States of America, among others.

“We are pleased to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. The awards program “foments a strong interest in these authors and publishing houses and we expect our winners and favorites to receive a heightened level of attention.” Olczak went on to say “the fact is that excellent books can be found globally, and we are happy to help bring them to a larger audience.”

2020 Winners - New York City Big Book Award