Aquila Polonica's WWII Books Named Finalists in Four Categories in 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards
"The Ice Road," "303 Squadron," and "Maps and Shadows" vividly recount a forgotten chapter of World War II history. Winners of the Awards recognizing publishing excellence will be announced in New York City on May 23, the eve of BookExpo America.
“I’m thrilled that our books were judged to be among the very best, considering that we are such a young company and the competition is so fierce,” said Aquila Polonica president Terry Tegnazian. “I feel like it’s a vote of confidence that we’re doing something right.”
The Benjamin Franklin Awards recognize excellence in independent publishing. Now entering their 23rd year, the Awards have become known as one of the independent publishing world’s premier award competitions.
Aquila Polonica’s three books faced competition from nearly 1,300 entries in 50 categories in the annual competition, according to IBPA officials. Publications are grouped by genre and are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field. Entries are winnowed down to three finalists for each category.
Winners of the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in New York City, Monday, May 23, on the eve of the publishing trade show BookExpo America.
Aquila Polonica Publishing is dedicated to publishing, in English, the Polish experience of World War II with first-hand accounts, memoirs, photographs, artwork, poetry, literature and historical studies. The company’s book The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: