11th Annual International Latino Book Awards Winners

The 2009 awards were presented during BookExpo America on May 28, at the Javits Center in New York City. Congratulations to the winners!

Best Biography –

Crazy Loco Love – Victor Villaseñor – Arte Público Press

2ND Place: The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes – José Antonio Burciaga – University of Arizona Press

2ND Place: Paths to Discovery – Norma E. Cantú – Chicano Studies Research Center Press (UCLA)

Honorable Mention: Take Me With You: A Memoir – Carlos Frias – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

Best History/Political Book –

No Greater Love: The Lives and Times of Hispanic Soldiers – Major General Freddie Valenzuela, with Jason Lemons – Ovation Books

Best Cookbook –

Latin Evolution – Jose Garces – Lake Isle Press, Inc.

Best Self-help Book –

The Barefoot Shoeshine Boy – Al Rivera – Author House

2ND Place: I Love You. Now What? Falling in Love is a Mystery. Keeping it Isn’t – Mabel Iam – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

2ND Place: Family Activism: Empowering Your Community Beginning with Family and Friends – Roberto Vargas – Bennett-Koehler Publishers

Honorable Mention: The Latino’s Guide to Parenting – Suzanne Moreno – Ed-Ventures Publishing Co.

Best Novel – Adventure or Drama – English

Brida – Paulo Coelho – Harper Collins

2ND Place: The Flowers – Dagoberto Gilb – Grove Press

Honorable Mention: If I Die In Juárez – Stella Pope Duarte – University of Arizona Press

Best Novel – Historical Fiction –

Alejandro and the Fishermen of Tancay – Braulio Muñoz – University of Arizona Press

2ND Place: Valfierno: The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa – Martin Caparros – Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

Best Novel – Mystery –

The Case Runner – Carlos Cisneros – Arte Público Press

2ND Place: The Paris Enigma – Pablo de Santos – Harper Collins

Honorable Mention: Gunmetal Black – Daniel Serrano – Grand Central Publishing

Full list available here: lbff.us


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