IPNE BOOK AWARDS 2023

 

2023 marked the 10th year of the IPNE Book Awards program, which takes as its mission rewarding excellence in publishing and helping readers find their way to books they will love. This past year’s winners and finalists were honored at an online awards ceremony in January.

Congratulations to IPNE’s 10th Annual
Book AwardS Winners & Finalists

Gold Denotes Category Winner

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Fiction Book of the Year

The Wisdom of Winter
By Annie Seyler

Atmosphere Press

 

 

 

Special Merit:
Scholarly Meditation

Leaving Home
By Andrew Saltarelli

K-Selected Books

Informational Nonfiction

The Covered Bridges of New Hampshire
By Kim Varney Chandler

Peter E. Randall Publisher

FINALLY: A MANUAL ON HOW TO HANDLE CANCER

By Shirley Ruedy

Ruedy Publications

Literary Fiction

The Wisdom of Winter
By Annie Seyler

Atmosphere Press

 

 

 

PAUPER AUCTION

By Mary Kronenwetter

Stone Fence Press

 

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN’T GIVE ME

By R.C. Binstock

R.C. Binstock Books

Legacy Fiction

THE EDUCATION OF DELHOMME: CHOPIN, SAND, AND LA FRANCE
By Nancy Burkhalter

History Through Fiction

HERON ISLAND

By R.A. Harold

Station Road Press

HINDSIGHT

By Mindy Tarquini

SparkPress

INFINITE NOW

By Mindy Tarquini

SparkPress

Poetry

Collecting Wonder where we will
By Collette Sell

Wild Rising Press

POEMCITY ANTHOLOGY: 2023

By Vermont Poets

Rootstock Publishing

Nonfiction Book of the Year

Leaving Home
By Andrew Saltarelli

K-Selected Books

Special Merit:
Scholarly Research

A Lively Little Battle: New Perspectives on the Battle of Fort Butler
By Chuck Veit

Chuck Veit Books

Narrative Nonfiction

Alzheimer's Canyon: One Couple's Reflections on Living with Dementia
By Jane Dwinell and Sky Yardley

Rootstock Publishing

LABOR UNDER SIEGE: BIG BOB MCELLRATH AND THE ILWU’S FIGHT FOR ORGANIZED LABOR IN AN ANTI-UNION ERA

By Harvey Schwartz with Ronald E. Magden

University of Washington Press

Genre Fiction

BLOODY SOIL
By S. Lee Manning

Encircle Publications

 

 

 

Charani's Gift
By Robert Nolin

Blue Bin Press

 

 

 

GRANITE KINGDOM

By Eric Pope

Rootstock Publishing

VELMA GONE AWRY

By Matt Cost

Encircle Publications

Young Adult

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ALEXANDER TWILIGHT
By Bill Tulp
Illustrated by Bill Tulp

Onion River Press

PAULI MURRAY’S REVOLUTIONARY LIFE

By Simki Kuznick

Rootstock Publishing

Children’s Books

Isole and the astronomical compendium

(MG fiction)

By Gwenivere Roolf-Cluett

Onion River Press

FLYING JEWELS: A HUMMINGBIRD STORY

By Marta Magellan
Illustrated by Mauro Magellan

Eifrig Publishing

HECTOR FOX AND THE DARING FLIGHT
HECTOR FOX AND FRIENDS, BOOK 3

By Astrid Sheckels
Illustrated by Astrid Sheckels

Islandport Press