American Booksellers Association Indie Choice Awards

From the ABA website:

The winners of the 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards reflect the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide and the IndieBound movement. Book of the Year winners and Honor Award recipients are all titles nominated by ABA member booksellers to the 2010 Indie Next List.

The 2011 winners are:

Adult Fiction: Emma Donoghue’s Room
Adult Nonfiction: Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken
Adult Debut Book of the Year: Karl Malantes’ Matterhorn
Young Adult Book of the Year: Jennifer Donnelly’s Revolution
E. B. White Read-Aloud Award – Middle Reader: Tom Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
E. B. White Read-Aloud Award – Picture Book: Peter Brown’s Children Make Terrible Pets

The prize for “Most Engaging Author” went to Laurie Halse Anderson, “for her exceptional involvement and responsiveness during in-store appearances and for having a strong sense of the importance of indie booksellers to their local communities.”

Runners-Up for Adult Fiction:

Runners-Up for Adult Nonfiction:

Late last night, self finished Ben Macintyre’s (absolutely fab) Agent Zigzag and began Laurence Bergreen’s Marco Polo:  From Venice to Xanadu.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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