August 28, 2014

Fernando Flores wins Honorable Mention (and 10,000 bucks) in this year's Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award!

Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1, by Fernando Flores

We received some exciting news here at CCLaP headquarters this week -- author Fernando Flores has just won Honorable Mention in this year's Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation Award, for his novella Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, Vol. 1, which comes with a neat little paycheck for $10,000! For those who don't know, this is the brainchild of the hugely popular and award-winning author Sandra Cisneros; named in honor of her father, it celebrates Texas artists who take a particular pride in their craftwork, with this year's big winner being poet ire'ne lara silva and the other Honorable Mention going to David Tomas Martinez. Given that this is the first book Fernando has ever written, we're humbled and honored to see him receive this award, and is just one more sign of what a legitimate phenomenon Bullshit Artists has become down there in Texas where he lives. (For those who don't know, it continues to sell out in bookstores there every time we send a new shipment, and among other accolades it was the subject of a wonderful review by Austin's daily newspaper.) If you've never read the book yourself, then shame on you for missing out on one of the most entertaining titles in CCLaP's entire history; and with the electronic version being completely free, just like all our other books, there's nothing stopping you from going by the book's download page and securing a copy right this moment. A big congratulations to Fernando for this major literary achievement.

Filed by Jason Pettus at 11:17 AM, August 28, 2014. Filed under: Arts news | CCLaP news | Literature |