Fleur-de-Lis Press is pleased to announce that the short-story collection City of Brotherly Love, by Ned Bachus, has been awarded a gold medal in Literary Fiction for 2013 by the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Fleur-de-Lis Press, which is affiliated with the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in Writing program, published the collection in 2012.
The awards, also known as the “IPPY” Awards, recognize excellence in independent publishing and are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Last year’s IPPY gold medal winner in Literary Fiction, Jaimy Gordon, went on to receive the National Book Award.
Fleur-de-Lis Press was launched in 1996 to celebrate twenty years of continuous publication of the literary journal The Louisville Review. In addition to City of Brotherly Love, Fleur-de-Lis Press has also published books by current Spalding faculty and alumni. These titles include Robin Lippincott’s The Real, True Angel; Jody Lisberger’s Remember Love; Nana Lampton’s The Moon with the Sun in Her Eye; and Kay Gill’s Mirel’s Daughter.
Ned Bachus served as a counselor and as associate professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia from 1974 to 2012. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The Louisville Review, Calliope, Antietam Review, Meridian Bound, Carve and The Evansville Review.