Author Clifford Thompson Second Author Solutions Author to Win a Prestigious American Literary Award

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Thompson, a 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award Winner, Joins 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Winner Sergio de la Pava in Receiving Coveted Recognition from the Literary Community

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We are particularly delighted that both these authors chose to publish under Author Solutions imprints.

Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing, announced last week that Clifford Thompson, who self-published “Signifying Nothing” with iUniverse, has been awarded a 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award. Annually, ten emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays are recognized by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation on the basis of accomplishment and promise. Each writer also receives a $50,000 prize.

Thompson’s award comes just two months after Sergio de la Pava was awarded the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for his novel, “A Naked Singularity,” which he self-published with Xlibris in 2008. De la Pava received a $25,000 prize for winning the PEN/Bingham. The title was acquired in 2012 and republished in the US in 2013 by the University of Chicago Press.

“We are particularly delighted that both these authors chose to publish under Author Solutions imprints,” said Andrew Phillips, Author Solutions CEO. “Having both Cliff and Sergio win these awards speaks to the important role supported self-publishing continues to play in helping emerging authors bring their works to market.”

For more information about self-publishing with any of Author Solutions’ imprints or partner imprints, please visit authorsolutions.com. For the latest news, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSolutions and follow us on Twitter @AuthorSolutions.

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About Author Solutions, LLC:
Author Solutions, LLC, is a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints—AuthorHouse, AuthorHouse UK, iUniverse, Palibrio, Trafford Publishing and Xlibris—have helped more than 170,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 200,000 new titles. Through strategic alliances with leading trade publishers, Author Solutions is making it possible to develop new literary talent efficiently and provide authors with a platform for bringing their books to market. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Author Solutions’ global reach includes imprints developed specifically for authors in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore and India. For more information, please visit authorsolutions.com. For the latest, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/AuthorSolutions and follow us on Twitter @AuthorSolutions.

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