Helon Habila finalist for Orion Book Award

We are proud to announce that Cassava Republic author Helon Habila has been nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Orion Book Award for his latest novel, Oil on Water.

The book is one of five other finalists and was chosen out of over two hundred books published last year.

The award is presented to an important work of fiction or nonfiction that best addresses the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought-provoking, and engaging manner. The award has been conferred by Orion magazine every year since 2007.

The winner will be announced on May 3rd, 2012. We’ll be crossing our fingers!

The other finalists are:

Fire Season, by Philip Connors (Ecco)

Swamplandia!, by Karen Russell (Vintage)

The View from Lazy Point, by Carl Safina (Picador)

Raising Elijah, by Sandra Steingraber (De Capo)


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