New Zealand author, Jenni Ogden, wins the Gold in the 2016 Nautilus Book Awards for Fiction, Large Publisher, for her novel ‘A Drop in the Ocean’ published by US publisher, She Writes Press.
She shares the GOLD with Monica Wood for her novel ‘The One in a Million Boy’
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
The Nautilus Fiction Award has been won in past years by many well-known authors, including NoViolet Bulawayo in 2013 for ‘We Need New Names’
(Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize [won by New Zealander Eleanor Catton that year] and winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award), and Barbara Kingsolver in 2013 for her novel ‘Flight Behavior’
(a New York Times Bestseller, and declared "Best book of the year" by the Washington Post and USA Today).
‘A Drop in the Ocean’
also won the GOLD in the 2016 Sarton Women’s Book Awards—Contemporary Fiction; the GOLD in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYS)— Best Fiction, Australia and NZ; and the SILVER in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Women’s Fiction.
The five winners are listed below.
2016 Nautilus Book Award for FICTION, Large Publisher
GOLD A Drop in the Ocean
by Jenni Ogden, She Writes Press
GOLD The One-in-a-Million Boy
by Monica Wood, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
SILVER LaRose – a novel
by Louise Erdrich, HarperCollins / Harper
SILVER In the Blue Hour
by Elizabeth Hall, Lake Union Publishing
by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, HarperCollins
Now completing its 19th year, Nautilus Book Awards recognizes books across a wide range of genres that transcend barriers of culture, gender, race, and class, and promote conscious living & green values, spiritual growth, wellness & vitality, and positive social change. Last year, Nautilus received entries from 36 States of USA, and from 12 other nations. Dedicated to excellence and high standards of both message and presentation, the Nautilus program celebrates books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities and global citizens.
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Nautilus is one of the few major Book Award programs that welcomes entries from the full range of the publishing spectrum: Author Self-Published, from Small Press (2 to 10 books annual & from multiple authors), and from Large Publishers. All the books selected as Winners are potent seeds for the growth, coherence, and healing of our world.
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