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Events Mon Jan 16 2012

First Ever Book Of The Year Awards

This past Saturday, The Book Cellar hosted the Chicago Writers Association's first ever Book of the Year Awards. Winners of the award were Krista August for Giants in the Park: A Guide to Portrait Statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park.


Krista August

Pamela Ferdinand, Carey Goldberg, and Beth Jones won for their novel Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on our Way to Love and Motherhood.


Pamela Ferdinand

James Finn Garner won for his novel Honk, Honk, My Darling: A Rex Koko, Private Clown Mystery.


James Finn Garner

Christine Sneed won for her novel Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry.


Christine Sneed

The ceremony started with a speech from the president of the Chicago Writer's Association, Randy Richardson. The awards were then presented and each author read an excerpt from their novel. Afterwards, the authors signed their books for their fans.

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