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Award-winning author receives another major recognition, this time for Humor in the 9th Annual 2018 International Book Awards!
The 9th Annual 2018 International Book Awards, sponsored by the American Book Fest, recognized Sol Luckman’s diabolically lighthearted book of satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, as an award-winning Finalist in the category of Humor in this year’s competition.
The IBA is a distinguished international book award competition based in Los Angeles and Phoenix. This year’s competition was open to titles published from 2016-18 and drew over 2,000 applicants vying for recognition in approximately 90 categories.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, commented that this year’s contest attracted entries from publishers and authors around the world.
Keen remarked of the awards, “The 2018 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”
Keen added, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”
Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Disney Hyperion, TarcherPerigee, Atria Books, Bear & Co./Inner Traditions, New American Library and Hachette Book Group are just some of the hundreds of national and international publishing houses that entered books in this year’s competition.
Already established as the Winner in the Humor category of the prestigious 11th Annual 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a satirical lexicon for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called), and life (such as it is).
In its five-star review of this knee-slapping tour de force, Readers’ Favorite had this high praise: “Irreverent in its honesty and take-no-prisoners approach, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU is an honest appraisal of words in terms of today’s sensibilities. Sol Luckman has picked up where writers like Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce left off over a century ago, identifying new associations for words and phrases to match what they really represent today […] They say many a true word is spoken in jest, and perhaps Luckman’s humor is a well-timed wake-up call to be heeded while we still have time to ask important questions.”
Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it. Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world!
Previously, Sol Luckman’s critically acclaimed spiritual adventure novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, won the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction. Luckman is also known for his bestselling nonfiction books, CONSCIOUS HEALING and POTENTIATE YOUR DNA, which explore the role of consciousness and DNA in personal healing and transformation.