Thursday, May 13, 2010

2010 Christy Awards -- Part 1

If you like Christian Fiction, you'll love the winners of the Christy Award. Actually, I think you'll like all the books nominated for the award.

The Christy Award is named after the Catherine Marshall novel Christy to recognize novels and novelists of Christian Fiction. Each year, publishers are invited to submit nominations in several genres of books they have published during the previous year which they feel should be honored. A panel of seven judges composed of librarians, reviewers, scholars, and critics, not associated with a publishing company, then evaluates each category of novels. See: for a list of participating publishers.

The first award was in 2000 and the winners were:

Contemporary: A New Song by Jan Karon (Viking Press)
Futuristic: By Dawn's Early Light by Grant R. Jeffrey and Angela Hunt (Word Publishing)
International Historical: Out of the Red Shadow by Anne de Graaf (Bethany House Publishers)
North American Historical: The Meeting Place by Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn (Bethany House Publishers)
Romance: Whispers from Yesterday by Robin Lee Hatcher (WaterBrook Press)
Suspense: Final Witness by James Scott Bell (Broadman & Holman Publishers)

The nominees and winners for 2000 through 2009 can be found here:

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