Graphic reading "Figure Eight Wins Gold" with book cover of Figure Eight by Jeff Nania and gold medal

Figure Eight Wins Gold

Figure Eight wins in the 2020 Midwest Book Awards

Jeff Nania's debut mystery novel, Figure Eight: A Northern Lakes Mystery tied for first place in the Fiction Mystery/Thriller category of the 30th annual Midwest Book Awards. The awards program, which is organized by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, recognizes quality in independent publishing in the Midwest.

The 30th annual Midwest Book Awards was open to books published and copyrighted in 2019 in MiPA’s 12-state Midwestern region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

This year’s competition garnered 221 entries in 31 categories, which were judged by a panel of 99 librarians and booksellers from every state in MiPA’s 12-state Midwestern region.

For a complete list of finalists and winners, visit
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