PARIS BOOK FESTIVAL TAPS “INSIDE THE OUTSIDE” FOR GRAND PRIZE

PARIS _ The coming-of-age story of a refugee from a cannibalistic cult is the winner of the 2012 Paris Book Festival, which honors the best of international publishing.

“Inside the Outside” is the debut novel by Martin Lastrapes. Although the story is often gruesome and disturbing, he skillfully navigates a twisting storyline through unexpected and interesting turns. The reader will truly be drawn into the world of the Divinity cult and young Timber Marlow, a girl whose life is chilling yet fascinating.

Other winners in the competition:

POETRY:

WINNER: Cinematic Mind – The Eternal Search – Kimo Hill

RUNNER-UP: You, My Love – Richard Atwood

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Rites of Passage – Mark Magro
  • A Celebration of Poetry – Sheila Cayolle



YOUNG ADULT:

WINNER: Girl Unmoored – Jennifer Gooch Hummer

RUNNER-UP: Intensity: The Tenth Anniversary Anthology of Write Girl – edited by Keren Taylor

HONORABLE MENTION:
A New Leash on Life – Erna Mueller



HOW-TO:

WINNER:
The ABC of Sales – Daniel Milstein

RUNNER-UP: Big Wave Surfing – Kenneth Thurber

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Life Expectancy – William Keiper
  • Erotic Marriage – Dr. Frederick Mondin
  • Attitude Reconstruction – Jude Bijou
  • Do Not Invent Buggy Whips – Kenneth Thurber
  • Center of Attention – Debra Mitchell
  • Helping Children Be Successful Readers – Jennifer Parker



GENERAL FICTION:

WINNER: Inside the Outside – Martin Lastrapes

RUNNER-UP: Roam – Alan Lazar

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Marvin Piersoll – Bernard Mendillo
  • The Salome Effect – James Sajo
  • The Sausage Maker’s Daughters – AGS Johnson
  • The Hometown – Leena Ceraveeni
  • Talons – W.G. Griffiths
  • After the Bomb – Charles Kostow
  • Shadow on the Wall – Parvati K. Tylder
  • Genghis Khan Vol 1 & 2 – Sam Djang
  • Falling Waters – Gary D. Henry
  • Castle Bravo – Karna Small Bodman



BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

WINNER: Tolstoy in Riyadh – Chris Cryer

RUNNER-UP: Walk-out – Henry Woodrum Jr.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • History of a Pipe Dream – Susan Miller
  • The Business of Pain – Araceli M. Rose
  • Flower of God – Herbert Ausubel
  • Close Encounters in New Mexico – Rita Nunez Neumann
  • Pennies from a Heav’n – Marvin Josaitis
  • Khuda Buksh: The Pioneer of Life Insurance… - Muhammad Rahim



GENERAL NON-FICTION:

WINNER: Don’t Bring It To Work – Sylvia LaFair

RUNNER-UP: Blood & Money – P. Mark Accettura

HONORABLE MENTION:
On Sale – Tracy L. Kinne



COMPILATIONS/ANTHOLOGIES:

WINNER: Put the Needle on the Record – Matthew Chojnacki

RUNNER-UP: Imperfect Weddings are Best – Sherry Meinberg


CHILDREN’S:
WINNER: The Blue Lobster – Robin Chiarello

RUNNER-UP: Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure – Miriam Kronish & Jeryl Abelmann

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • The Banana Dancer – Sheila King
  • The King Who Wanted a Whale – Hal Holbrook
  • Lily & Nana – Barbara Myers



WILD CARD:

WINNER: Pairs – David Richards

RUNNER-UP:
Unsinkable Mister Brown – Brian David Bruns

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Crossroads - Shaila
  • Trouble Wears a Bell – Maria Baggerly



SPIRITUAL:

WINNER: Gentle Hands Gentle People – Loretta AC Warren

RUNNER-UP: Carpet of the Sun – Mark Holman

HONORABLE MENTION:
Tragedy & Trust – Thom Vines/John Michael Vestal



E-BOOKS:
WINNER: Life Expectancy – It’s Never Too Late – William Keiper

RUNNER-UP: Methuselah’s Pillar – W.G. Griffiths

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Plant Teacher – Caroline Alethia
  • Love & Darts – Nath Jones



COOKBOOKS:

WINNER: Healthy French Cuisine for Less Than $10 – Alain Braux

RUNNER-UP: Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure – Miriam Kronish & Jeryl Abelmann


ROMANCE:
WINNER: The Haunting of Wolfe Haven – Debbie Heaton



PHOTOGRAPHY/ART:
WINNER: After the Rain – Lesley Elkhatib

 

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