I'm thrilled to be a voting member for the 2011 Indie Lit Awards in the Literary Fiction category. My fellow voting members are Aths from Reading on a Rainy Day, Lyndsey from Amused, Bemused and Confused, and Meg from Write Meg. Melody from Fingers & Prose is the Literary Fiction Director, and she keeps us all in line.
The timeline for this year's awards is pretty simple: nominations will be open September-December 2011.Only literary bloggers are eligible to submit (and voting members may not nominate in the category for which they vote), and bloggers may submit one title per category. Titles published in 2011 are eligible. There are more categories this year too:
- Literary Fiction
- Speculative Fiction
In January and February 2012, voting members will read and discuss the shortlisted books (Directors cast the tie-breaking vote if necessary). Winners will be announced in March 2012.
Melody is compiling a fantastic list of literary fiction published in 2011, and she wants your help. I just added my three favorite books (so far) published in 2011:
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein
The First Husband by Laura Dave
Untold Story by Monica Ali
I'll be posting on the Indie Lit Awards semi-regularly before the nominations period opens. Now tell me, what's the best literary fiction book published in 2011 that you've read?