We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 Somerset Book Awards for Contemporary & Literary Fiction Novels.
SACRED RIVER: a HIMALAYAN JOURNEY by Debu Majumdar – Mystery, Literary, Multicultural, Spiritual Journey
Money cannot buy enlightenment, but for those who struggle to reclaim one nation's equality, gold is the currency that will drive two overzealous men on a journey to uncover hidden treasure for the benefit of all. A rich and spectacularly vivid, multi-faceted literary mystery for seekers and skeptics alike.
Marilyn Monroe, time travel, second chances - all steeped in mid-Century Hollywood history, culture, and magic.
The Apprentice transports the reader to a raw, natural world, one with fields of sweet smelling sage, soaring hawks and diving falcons. The language and beauty of the sport of falconry is woven expertly into the narrative, providing the reader a glimpse into a rarified world while providing believable, relatable characters.
Five run-away grannies prove that dreams are worth pursuing, life is worth celebrating, and you’re never too old for true love in Jessica H. Stone’s engagingly fun and poignant tale of women pursuing their hopes and dreams.
The author makes us question in 'what' do we trust, who do we trust, and why. A story of a lost boy, a betrayed boy, that is relevant for the times in which we live.
The Official List of the Chanticleer 2014 Grand Prize Winners of the Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions
We are excited and honored to have announced the 2014 grand prize award winners at the second annual Chanticleer Authors Conference's Awards Banquet held on Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 2015 at the Hotel Bellwether by beautiful Bellingham Bay, Wash.
The SOMERSET Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in Literary and Blended Genre Fiction. The First Place Category Winners will be recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala held in late September 2015.
The Somerset Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Contemporary, Mainstream, and Literary Fiction; a division of Chanticleer Writing Competitions. This contest division is named after W. Somerset Maugham (1874- 1965), author of "The Moon and Sixpence," "Of Human Bondage," "Razor’s Edge," and other literary masterpieces. Maugham was trained and qualified as a medical doctor. He served in the Red Cross ambulatory corps in WWI, then was recruited in the British Secret Service.