2011 Winners

After months of reading and discussing, our Directors and Voting Members have decided on the 2011 winners of the Independent Literary Awards! Congratulations to the winners — we will be contacting them soon for interviews, which we will feature on our Winners 2011 page as soon as they are completed.

2011 Indie Lit Award Winners

Biography/Memoir

Winner: Little Princes by Conor Grennan
Runner-Up: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

GLBTQ

Winner: Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender by Nick Krieger
Runner-Up: Huntress by Malinda Lo

Fiction

Winner: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Runner-Up: Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney

Mystery

Winner: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
Runner-Up: Fun and Games by Duane Swierczynski

Non-Fiction

Winner:  Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
Runner-Up: Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe

Poetry

Winner: Catalina by Laurie Soriano
Runner-Up: What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman

Speculative Fiction

Winner: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Runner-Up: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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21 Responses to 2011 Winners

  1. Helen says:

    Good list, I particularly liked Ready Player One, Lost in Shanri-La, and Little Princes!

  2. sagustocox says:

    Congrats to all the winners!

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  5. Beth F says:

    Congrats to the winners

  6. Congratulations to all of the winners!

  7. Tayari Jones says:

    Thank you so much for being so supportive of Silver Sparrow and all the winners and nominees!

  8. Wow, such an honor!! That you so much for your selection of Little Princes, and congrats to the winners and runners up!

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  10. Rd Armstrong says:

    Thanks for selecting two titles from Lummox Press for first and second place in the poetry category!!!

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  12. Aine Greaney says:

    Thanks to the judges and readers for all their hard work. I’m very honored to see Dance Lessons as runner up, Fiction. Congrats to all the authors.

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  14. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  18. Congrats to the winners. I was especially excited to see Ready Player One on the list, as I had nominated that one (I’m sure others did as well).

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