The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Regional IPPY awards were launched in 2006. The winning books reflect their various regions and are judged solely against other books from the same region.
The 2013 winner in the “Great Lakes – Best Regional Fiction” category is a sequel to the book, Nazareth, North Dakota. Author Tommy Zurhellen visited our campus in the fall of 2011 as part of the BSC Visiting Writers Series.
2013 Regional IPPY Award – Great Lakes – Best Regional Fiction
Gold: Apostle Islands: A Novel, by Tommy Zurhellen (Atticus Books)
Silver: Giddyap Tin Lizzie, by Harold William Thorpe (Little Creek Press)
Bronze: Souviens, by Barbara Darling Saxena (2 Moon Press)
Apostle Island is a “continuing roman a clef about the Midwestern man, Sam Davidson. After 40 days spent in the Badlands of North Dakota, Sam takes off with his biking buddies and gang of followers heading for the Great Lakes. And, wouldn’t you know it, he winds up a friend to a group of fisherman on the shores of Lake Superior.”
Check them both out at the BSC Library!