The 2011 Indie Lit Award Winners

2011 Indie Lit Awards

The 2011 Indie Lit Award winners have been announced!

2011 Indie Lit Award Winners

Biography/Memoir

Winner: Little Princes by Conor Grennan
Runner-Up: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

GLBTQ

Winner: Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger
Runner-Up: Huntress by Malinda Lo

Fiction

Winner: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Runner-Up: Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney

Mystery

Winner: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
Runner-Up: Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski

Non-Fiction

Winner:  Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckhoff
Runner-Up: Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe

Poetry

Winner: Catalina by Laurie Soriano
Runner-Up: What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman

Speculative Fiction

Winner: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Runner-Up: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Thanks to the Directors and panel members for all of their hard work!

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11 Responses

  1. I’ve read 3 of those books – oddly enough I’ve read both of the winners in speculative fiction – and now have a lot more to add to my reading list.

  2. Wow! Haven’t read any of those!

  3. Thanks, Ti, for answering all those questions we had. I’m looking forward to the new round.

  4. Little Princes is in my TBR collection. I’ve heard such great things about it. Also, I want to read A Monster Calls. I loved Ness’s Chaos Walking Trilogy and can’t wait to read more by him.

    I read all the mystery nominees and was pleased with the final outcome. A Trick of the Light was my favorite of the five, my first Louise Penny book but certainly not my last.

    What do you think of the results, Ti?

    • Fiction is always my fave category to read, and I was surprised that I hadn’t heard of either title before they were nominated. That just goes to show you that great books can be found anywhere and not necessarily on the best seller shelf.

  5. Awesome! I loved both Little Princes and the Battle Hymn one, and I loved Silver Sparrow!! I really like the author, Tayari Jones. Very cool!

  6. Oh yes, a few of these I have read, and do deserve to be on that list! A few others are just waiting here for me! Great job to you guys. You picked some incredible books.

  7. Need to read Little Princes soon. Everyone has been raving about it!

  8. This is a great little list and one I shall have to pick my next few books from.

  9. Whoa – I actually have one of these in house. I am very surprised! I always assume I will never even have heard of any.

  10. Hooray for winners! I’m also eagerly awaiting all of the judges posting reviews in the coming days!

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