The Pale Surface of Things has been short-listed for the Montaigne Medal, part of the Eric Hoffer Awards. The Montaigne Medal is given to the most thought-provoking titles, books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. Books are nominated for the medal by the judges of the Eric Hoffer Awards.
If it wins, it will be the eighth award for the independently published novel from Hopeace Press. "Amazing, eh?" writes the author Janey Bennett, who is a member of Book Publishers Northwest and spoke to the group last fall about how to promote a small press novel.
"I'm in my Canada time of year," added Bennett, who lives part of the year in British Columbia and part of the year in Washington. "Makes heading south for BPNW tricky. But I still love the group. Best support group ever!"