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ECW, Theytus, Breakwater take home IPPY Awards

ECW Press, Theytus Books, and Breakwater Books are just some of the Canadian independent publishers honoured at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards last week. Gold, silver, and bronze IPPY medals were handed out across 72 international categories, 22 regional categories, 10 special categories, and five ebook categories. The award ceremony was held in New York City in conjunction with Book Expo America.

Among the winning Canadian publishers and authors are:

Popular Fiction, Silver: West of Wawa by Lisa de Nikolits (Inanna Publications)

Military/Wartime Fiction, Gold: Soldier of the Horse by Robert W. Mackey (TouchWood Editions)

Multicultural Fiction Adult, Gold: Midnight Sweatlodge by Waubgeshig Rice (Theytus Books)

Suspense/Thriller, Silver: Secret Combinations by Gordon Cope (TouchWood)

Religious Fiction, Silver: Another Angel of Love by Henry K. Ripplinger (Pio-Seelos Books)

Children’s Picture Books (Seven and Under), Gold: Tadeo’s Search for Circles by Marion Brooker; Kyrsten Brooker, illus. (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)

Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Silver: Where Wild Horses Run by Georgia Graham (Red Deer Press)

Multicultural Non-fiction (Juvenile/YA), Gold: A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton; Liz Amini-Holmes, illus. (Annick Press)

Autobiography/Memoir, Gold: I’m Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond by Geri Jewell with Ted Nichelson (ECW Press) Silver: Gatehouse to Hell by Felix Opatowski (The Azrieli Foundation) Bronze: Where There’s Smoke: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man by William B. Davis (ECW)

Current Events (Political/Economic/Legal/Media), Silver: The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality by Richard Heinberg (New Society Publishers)

Current Events (Social Issues/Public Affairs/Ecological/Humanitarian), Silver: Tales from the Sustainable Underground: A Wild Journey with People Who Care More About the Planet Than the Law by Stephen Hren (New Society)

Health/Medicine/Nutrition, Silver (tie): The Non-Toxic Avenger: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You by Deanna Duke (New Society) and The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North by Beverley Gray (Aroma Borealis Press)

Graphic Novel/Drawn Book (Drama/Documentary), Gold: Space Cadet by Kid Koala (Uni Books)

Popular Culture/Leisure, Silver: Inside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon by Caseen Gaines (ECW)

Sports/Fitness/Recreation, Silver: I Just Ran: Percy Williams, World’s Fastest Human by Samuel Hawley (Ronsdale Press)

Reference, Silver: The Little Red Writing Book: Deluxe Edition by Brandon Royal (Maven Publishing)

Regional (Canada“East, Best Regional Fiction), Gold: That Forgetful Shore by Trudy J. Morgan-Cole (Breakwater Books) Silver: Double Talk by Patrick Warner (Breakwater) Bronze: Evangeline: Paradise Stolen by M.M. Le Blanc (Caeruleum Publishing)

Regional (Canada“East, Best Regional Non-fiction), Silver: First In Last Out: The RCAF, Women’s Division and Nursing Sisters in World War II by Glad Bryce (University Women’s Club of Toronto) Bronze (tie): Secret Selves: How Their Changes Changed Me by Jamie Johnson (Transitions Studios) and Faulkner: A Hockey History by Tom Rossiter (Breakwater)

Regional (Canada“West, Best Regional Fiction), Gold: The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou (Brindle & Glass Publishing) Silver: Broken but not Dead by Joylene Nowell Butler (Theytus) Bronze: Dinner with Lisa by R.L. Prendergast (Dekko Publishing)

Regional (Canada“West, Best Regional Non-fiction), Gold: Winnie the Bear by M.A. Appleby; illustrated by P.R. Hayes (Dominion Street Publishing) Silver (tie): Toward a Culture of Wood Architecture by Jim Taggart (Abacus Editions) and Saddles and Service: Winston Parker’s Story by Elaine Taylor Thomas (Calla Communications) Bronze: My Life with the Salmon by Diane Jacobson (Theytus)