Author Edward Kelsey Moore has won the "First Novelist Award"
from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association for
his debut novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat.
The award acknowledges outstanding achievement in writing and storytelling by a first time fiction writer. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) presents four prizes annually: one for adult fiction, one for nonfiction, one for a first novelist and one for poetry. Inaugurated at
the Second National Conference of African American Librarians in 1994, the BCALA Literary Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement in the presentation of the cultural, historical and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.
Congratulations to Edward Kelsey Moore!
--Announced this week at the American Library Association's annual Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
The British trade paperback of Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat has been published by Hodder & Stoughton! It's in bookshops today in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The paperback has also found it's way to online merchants everywhere in Scandinavia and other countries of the EU, and at scattered sites in exotic locales like India, Russia, Japan, and Hong Kong. Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean are definitely making friends everywhere!! Tell your friends in distant lands that if they want a really good book this winter (well, it's summer in Australia) they can meet Edward Kelsey Moore's British "Supremes" right away! It's also available as an eBook. And here's a link to "Wish List," a brief Hodder Books newsletter with more on the novel.
Here in the midwestern U.S. this bitter, snowy winter has been extra challenging. It's lovely to see an image of something colorful and... anticipatory to raise one's spirits. Perhaps spring is not so far away! Click on the charming cover to see it larger.