I'm delighted to announce that Matters of Faith has won the bronze medal in the Florida Book Awards.
The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Program in American & Florida Studies -- and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book, the State Library and Archives of Florida, the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Humanities Council, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, the Florida Library Association, “Just Read, Florida!,” the Governor’s Family Literacy Initiative, the Florida Association for Media in Education, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, Friends of the Florida State University Libraries, and the Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America -- is an annual awards program that recognizes, honors, and celebrates the best Florida literature published in the previous year.
I'd also like to congratulate the other winners in the category:
Gold Medal Winner:
John Dufresne for Requiem, Mass.
Silver Medal Winner:
Tony D'Souza for The Konkans
Bronze Medal Winner:
Debra Dean for Confessions of a Falling Woman