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Kirkus Reviews, one of the nation’s most prestigious reviewers of books for the last 80 years awarded Fixed: Dope Sacks, Dye Packs and the Long Welcome Back it’s prestigious star award, annually given to about 10 percent of the thousands of books reviewed each year.
As a Star winner, the book is now entered into the competition for the Kirkus Prize, one of the richest literary awards in the world. “The award is $50,000 in each of three categories: the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature,” its website states.
The Kirkus Review wrote, “The pathos here is all the more moving for being spare, understated, and well-earned from hard experience. A smart, occasionally wise, and always entertaining recollection of addiction, crime, punishment, and recovery.”
The Kirkus Prize winner will be named at the end of 2016.
The Kirkus Star is the latest in a series of awards bestowed on Fixed in 2016. This includes:
- Finalist Beverly Hills Book Award: “Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate.”
- First Place, 22nd annual Colorado Independent Publishers Association and CIPA Education and Literary Foundation, Self Help.
- Finalist, National Indie Excellence Award in the Addiction- Recovery category
- Finalist, Reader’s Favorite Award- Humor category