Awards & Recognition

S.Li Receives His National Book Foundation Award

Debut author S.Li received his National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan on November 14th–a wonderful night for S.Li and Harvard Square Editions.

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S.Li’s debut novel Transoceanic Lights, Harvard Square Editions, 2015, chronicles the hardships of a Chinese family after immigrating to the US. China-born author S.Li, graduated from Harvard College and took up creative writing as a hobby when he was in medical school. Now he has a dual career, as a neurologist and as an award-winning author.

“A tender and persuasive portrait of Chinese-American immigration in the post-Mao era.” —Pleiades Book Review

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Transoceanic Lights was selected by an author who won the award last year, Karen Bender (below, right, with Harriet Levin Millan, left, author of How Fast Can You Run, Harvard Square Editions, 2016). Next year, S.Li will select a ‘5 Under 35 Award’ winner.

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“For me it was especially wonderful because I got to meet other HSE authors!”says HSE author Harriet Levin Millan, pictured left. “What a treat to actually meet them.” With Harriet pictured below are New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature winner Kelvin Christopher James (People and Peppers, Harvard Square Editions, 2015), below left, and debut author Abda Khan (Stained, Harvard Square Editions, 2016), right.

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The HSE authors and the other ‘5 Uner 35’ winners will also attend the 67th annual National Book Awards, hosted by Larry Wilmore, live on FacebookTwitter, and at nationalbook.org, November 16th, 2016 at New York’s Cipriani.

 

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  • National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ for TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ for TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS

    National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ for TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS

National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ for TRANSOCEANIC LIGHTS

S. Li will take home his National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35 Award’ for his immigrant novel Transoceanic Lights at a ceremony in New York next month.

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  • LOVE’S AFFLICTION wins a Reader Views Award LOVE’S AFFLICTION wins a Reader Views Award

    LOVE’S AFFLICTION wins a Reader Views Award

LOVE’S AFFLICTION wins a Reader Views Award

Love’s Affliction by Harvard Square Editions author Fidelis O. Mkparu won a Reader Views Award. Congratulations, Fidelis!

“A must-read, Love’s Affliction is an exceptionally gripping and poignant story. While intense throughout, there is resolution – and not quite what one may expect!” —San Francisco Book Review

Fidelis O. Mkparu was born in Onitsha, Nigeria. He was a recipient of Reader’s Digest Scholarship. A Harvard-trained cardiologist, he has published peer-reviewed scientific papers and review articles in major journals, and written articles for lay people on medical issues. He was inducted into Paul Dudley White Honor Society by Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he was a ‘Spaulding fellow’. He lives in Canton, Ohio.

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  • FOR THEIR OWN GOOD is a Royal Palm Award Winner FOR THEIR OWN GOOD is a Royal Palm Award Winner

    FOR THEIR OWN GOOD is a Royal Palm Award Winner

FOR THEIR OWN GOOD is a Royal Palm Award Winner

Congratulations to Bradette Michel who won a Royal Palm Literary Award for her new novel For Their Own Good.

Nineteenth century women are committed to an insane asylum for reasons that have nothing to do with their sanity: When New York physician, Adam Fletcher takes the position of medical doctor at the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane in 1857, he quickly realizes the asylum is not a place of healing. His compassion for the women under his care, and his shock at the perversity of their treatment propel him into actions no one could have predicted.

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  • LIVING TREASURES Wins a Living Now Book Award LIVING TREASURES Wins a Living Now Book Award

    LIVING TREASURES Wins a Living Now Book Award

LIVING TREASURES Wins a Living Now Book Award

At first glance, Living Now Book Awards has a formidable goal:

We’ve all heard the expressions, “This book changed my life!” and “Changing the world, one book at a time.” The Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor those kinds of life-changing books.

Yet the goal is relevant and even fundamental:

We all seek healthier, more fulfilling lives for ourselves and for the planet. . . . The purpose of the Living Now Book Awards is to celebrate the innovation and creativity of books that enhance the quality of life.

I submitted my novel Living Treasures to the Inspirational Fiction category. Can fiction be inspirational and remain honest? (more)

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  • A BOWL FULL OF NAILS Snags and IPPY Award A BOWL FULL OF NAILS Snags and IPPY Award

    A BOWL FULL OF NAILS Snags and IPPY Award

A BOWL FULL OF NAILS Snags and IPPY Award

 A Bowl Full of Nails (Harvard Square Editions) received an

Independent Publishers IPPY Award.

It was also a finalist for a Bellwether Prize for socially engaged fiction.

Charles Degelman launched it at Barnes & Noble, April 21, 2015

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Fiery young Gus Bessemer vows to stop the war in Vietnam. His weapon of choice? Guerrilla street theater. But when a shotgun-wielding riot squad loads up with live ammo, Gus’ defiant art attack screeches to a halt.

Nursing rage and confusion, Gus heads for the Colorado Rockies to get his head together, only to discover that—even surrounded by rugged mountain beauty—there’s no escaping the war at home . . . or himself.

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Eco-Fiction Honorable Mention: NATURE’S CONFESSION

Artists and authors are among those working to send a message about climate change, and among them, an excerpt of JL Morin’s upcoming cli-fi novel, Nature’s Confession, received an Honorable Mention.

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Tony Rogers Wins National First Novel Prize

Tony RogersHarvard alum author and Cambridge resident Tony Rogers’s novel, The Execution of Richard Sturgis, As Told by His Son, Colin, recently won the first annual Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Prize for a first novel. An excerpt of the novel first appeared in Harvard Square Editions’ Above Ground anthology. The story follows a rowdy, complex family man who befriends two devious men, and with them, is arrested for the rape and murder of a young man. While the other two men are released, Richard is sent to trail and convicted. His son Colin, deeply scarred by the effects of the trial and going through his teen years known as the son of a murderer, can’t bring himself to believe in his father’s guilt, continuing what he knows maybe a lifelong search to find out the truth about the murder and about his father.

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