Congratulations to Dr. Holger Henke and Professor Fred Reno

The book, New Political Culture in the Caribbean, co-edited by Dr. Holger Henke and Professor Fred Reno has been nominated in the Political and Social Sciences Non-fiction category for the 2022 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

According to Foreword Reviews, "Each year, we are bowled over by the depth and breadth of the INDIEs submissions,” says Editor-in-Chief Michelle Anne Schingler. “We are given hundreds of opportunities to engage with the most inventive, surprising, and thrilling independent books of the year. It is our privilege to select the best among them––and an awesome responsibility that we take seriously.”

“Our goal for the INDIES Book of the Year awards Finalists gives us a chance to recognize great projects from small presses, and mirrors our mission of discovering outstanding books as showcased in Foreword Reviews. This year’s Finalists represent the top offerings in each genre, from debut author publishers to established university and independent presses,” says Publisher Victoria Sutherland. “It’s really a wonderful tribute to the independent voices that don’t often get the recognition they deserve.”

More than 2,500 entries spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration. The Finalists were determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by teams of librarian and bookseller judges from across the United States. Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s Independent Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 15, 2023.