iUniverse author Richard Atwoodâs book wins the top prize in the poetry category of the Los Angeles Festival of Books 2012.
Online PR News – 29-February-2012 – – iUniverse Publishing, the leading provider of professional self-publishing services, is proud to announce that Richard Atwoodâs book Death and Morning has beaten the competition to win the category of best poetry at the LA Festival of Books 2012.
âI was very happy to finally win a âfirst placeâ award, as my other two books have only been runners-up. While there was no particular compensation, the recognition/acknowledgement of years of hard work and effort was definitely encouraging,â Atwood said.
Death and Morning mostly deals with love but also touches upon other issues, such as fear, desire and compassion and much more. âI try to write accessible material, with which most moderately educated people can relate to or appreciate. Otherwise, why write?â Atwood told iUniverse.
At this yearâs LA Festival of Books several iUniverse authors were in the running for awards. Elaine Cooperâs book The Promise of Deer Run took first place in the category of best romance while there were several runners up in the general fiction, childrenâs and cookbook categories and numerous other iUniverse books received honorable mentions.
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