May 16, 2010

Yippee IPPY

Backword Books author (and founding member) Henry Baum was awarded a gold “IPPY” (Independent Publisher award) in visionary fiction for his novel The American Book of the Dead.

Some praise for the novel:

“If you read Lolita or A Clockwork Orange without drop-kicking the book out into the garden on a rainy day, this novel is for you.” Tessa Dick, author of The Owl in Daylight, and widow of Philip K. Dick

“Reminiscent of Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami, a book that boldly explores the future and defies genre.” Largehearted Boy

“Really great – reminds me of Philip K. Dick and Kurt Vonnegut.” Scott Booker, Manager of the Flaming Lips

Congratulations, Henry.

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Okay, I just love that drop-kicking quote!

  2. Thanks, Kristen (and Dennis).


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About Kris Tsetsi

Kristen J. Tsetsi is the author of the novels "Pretty Much True..." and "The Year of Dan Palace" and the short fiction collection "20 Short Stories," all published under the name Chris Jane. Website:




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