Notre Dame Press Titles are Finalists for 2019 INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Author: Kathryn Pitts

On March 20, 2020, as part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Reviews announced the finalists for the 2019 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Six Notre Dame Press titles made this year's list of finalists:

Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot by Jeffrey J. Matthews is a finalist in the War & Military category.

Long Road from Quito: Transforming Health Care in Rural Latin America by Tony Hiss is a finalist in the Health category.

The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump by Robert Schmuhl is a finalist in the Political and Social Sciences category.

March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsynis a finalist in the History category.

From the Underground Church to Freedom by Tomás Halík is a finalist in the Religion category.

Sandinistas: A Moral History by Robert J. Sierakowskiis a finalist in the War & Military category.

More than 2,000 entries spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by teams of librarian and bookseller judges from across the country.

“One of the most difficult jobs our editors have at Foreword is determining which books will move to the Finalist round of the INDIES,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher. “We saw such impressive work this year, and it was extremely difficult to cull this list.”

“To stand out among so many wonderful submissions, a book has to be exceptional,” says Managing Editor, Michelle Anne Schingler. “We’re proud to attach our names to each and every book selected as a finalist, and we’re eager to learn how the judges received these extraordinary picks.”

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s Independent Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 17, 2020.

For more information, contact: Kathryn Pitts,, 574.210.6155