Congratulations to Ukrainian-Austrailian author Lesa Melnyczuk, PhD for being the 2019 The Independent Publisher Book Award (the “IPPYs”) gold medal recipient for her book Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children in the European region, non-fiction category.
A collection of forty stories told from first-hand experiences of the Ukrainian terror-famine of 1932-33 by survivors who later migrated to Western Australia, Holodomor: Silenced Voices of the Starved Children is edited by Lesa Melnyczuk-Morgan, PhD and Philip Webster, and published by Carina Hoang Communications (Subiago, Western Australia).
The “IPPYs” are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are presented by Jenkins Group, a book marketing and publishing services firm located in Traverse City, Michigan. Since 1988, Jenkins Group has been dedicated to helping authors and small presses succeed in the challenging and always-changing landscape of publishing and bookselling.