Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalists from Notre Dame Press

Author: Kathryn Pitts

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The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that six of our titles have been selected as finalists for Foreword Magazine's INDIES Book of the Year Award as the best books from university presses and independent publishers in several categories. 

These finalists were selected from more than 2,000 entries submitted last year, and will move on to final judging by an expert panel of librarians and booksellers curated specifically for each genre. The judges will determine the books to be named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winners. Winners in each genrealong with Editor's Choice Prize winners and Foreword's INDIE Publisher of the Yearwill be announced June 14, 2019

We wish all of our finalists the best of luck. They Include:


Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership

Patrick Samway

2018 Finalist for Biography


The Coming of the Celts, AD 1862: Celtic Nationalism in Ireland and Wales 

Caoimhín De Barra

2018 Finalist for History


Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania 

W. Thomas Mainwaring 

2018 Finalist for Multicultural



Kevin Hart

2018 Finalist for Poetry


The Identitarians: The Movement Against Globalism and Islam in Europe

José Pedro Zúquete

2018 Finalist for Political and Social Sciences


Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II

John F. Wukovits

2018 Finalist for War and Military


The complete list of finalists can be found here


Contact: Kathryn Pitts,, 574.631.3267