The Eric Hoffer Book Award honors the memory of the American philosopher Eric Hoffer, who wrote ten books about working-class social issues. The award highlights “salient writing” as well as the “independent spirit” of small publishers.
“It’s fitting to receive this award for Oh, Beautiful in memory of a man who was a migrant worker, longshoreman, and free thinker,” said author John Paul Godges. “I think a lot of the characters in this book could relate to Eric Hoffer.”
The Eric Hoffer Award for short prose and books was established at the start of the 21st century “as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit.”