Burrard Inlet Wins IPPY Award
To be honest, we at Tyler's publicity team were looking forward to a bit of a breather, after announcing the recent successes of Burrard Inlet. There's been the Journey Prize, the Frank O'Connor and Edgehill longlistings, and the Wales Book of the Year shortlisting. We thought that might be it for some time. But then the phone rang again. It looks as if Burrard Inlet has now won an Indepedent Publisher Book Award, also known as the IPPY Awards.
Here's the lowdown on the good news: the IPPY awards are the largest and longest-running American awards for independent publishing, and are differentiated from other major awards by focusing on the overall product. Judges base their decisions on 'quality of content, originality, design, and production with emphasis on innovation and social relevance.' As such, kudos for the award also goes to Tyler's editor, Claire Houguez, his publisher, Parthian, and cover designer Marc Jennings at undercard. The book picked up a silver medal in its regional category for the results of such a great team effort.