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Library's Kirk Farber Wins Colorado Book Award for "Postcards from a Dead Girl"

06/29/2011

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June 29, 2011

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Library’s Kirk Farber Wins Colorado Book Award for "Postcards from a Dead Girl"

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 29, 2011) – Pikes Peak Library District employee Kirk Farber’s debut novel "Postcards from a Dead Girl" has been selected as the 2011 Colorado Book Award winner in literary fiction!

“It's really a great honor to win a Colorado Book Award,” Farber said. “It was such a challenge just writing the book and finding an agent and everything along the path to publication. To win this award is much more than I expected.”

The Colorado Book Awards were announced on Friday, June 24 at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen. The winner for literary fiction was announced last, so Farber had to wait until the very end of the program to discover his novel had been chosen.

“It was worth the wait,” he said.

"Postcards" was chosen as a March "Indie Next" selection by independent booksellers across the country when it was published last year, and was a semi-finalist in the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Now it has the added prestige of a Colorado Book Award. Colorado Humanities & the Center for the Book have created foil stickers that will go on the cover of "Postcards" to indicate it is a Colorado Book Award winner.

Although Farber doesn’t have any immediate speaking engagements lined up, fans of his writing should be excited to hear he’s already at work on some new projects.

“I'm working on another adult fiction project similar to "Postcards," as well as a young adult adventure novel,” he said. “The YA has been a lot of fun to work on since it's a bit outside my normal genre, and much more plot-driven. All this summer heat is actually great for writing as I tend to stay indoors, so hopefully I'll have something finished soon.”

Summer is a great time for reading as well, so don’t forget to pick up a copy of "Postcards from a Dead Girl," available through Pikes Peak Library District’s collection, searchable through the catalog link on ppld.org.