Jun 19, 2009

Reviews and awards!

Lots has been going on here at Scarletta Press. While working hard to promote our most recent release, Yankee Invasion by Ignacio Solares, two prominent newspapers have written fantastic reviews and we couldn't be more excited.

The first one came from the Austin American-Statesman where Yankee Invasion was included on their "Summer Books '09" list. Thank you to Tania Lara for the nice review! View the entire article here: http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/books/2009/06/13/0613summerbooks.html

The next day, the Star Tribune's Kathe Connair gave a very insightful review in an article titled, "Memories of loss and anguish in Mexico." Connair writes:
"This may be, as Fuentes says, an important book for Mexican audiences, but in bringing out an English Translation, Minnesota c0-publishers Scarletta Press and Aliform Publishing have performed a service for U.S. readers interested in current U.S./Mexico relations."


Equally exciting, two Scarletta Press titles were recognized by the IBPA's 2009 Benjamin Franklin Awards. The New Writer's Handbook Volume 2 edited by Philip Martin was a finalist in the Career category while Written on the Knee by Helen Electrie Lindsay was a finalist in the Cover Design - Small Format category. Congrats to both authors! To view the complete list of winners click here: http://www.ibpa-online.org/pubresources/benfrank2009_Winners.aspx

Jun 3, 2009

Cathy Sultan gets nod from ForeWord Magazine Awards

We are very excited to announce that ForeWord Magazine has released the winners for their 2008 Book of the Year Awards. Among that list is Scarletta Press author, Cathy Sultan,  who was given an Honorable Mention in the Political Science category for her book, Tragedy in South Lebanon: The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006.

Sultan combines compelling history and vivid personal interviews to relate the lives of the oft-ignored civilians of southern Lebanon and northern Israel during the July war of 2006. Throughout the book, these narratives of mothers, soldiers, activists and ambulance drivers on both sides are as memorable for their detail, honesty and the deep sense of tragedy they relate.

We are very proud of the message Sultan is able to voice on behalf of those often overlooked during this time and grateful ForeWord Magazine understood the importance of Tragedy in South Lebanon

For a complete list of winners, click here.