MADISON, NJ — Atticus Books is pleased to announce that Three Ways of the Saw, the debut story collection of Matt Mullins, is a finalist for ForeWord Review‘s 2012 Book of the Year Awards in the Short Stories (Adult Fiction) category:
“Gutsy and gritty, these raw-boned stories introduce readers to a brave and excellent writer in Matt Mullins…Mullins, in a fresh and unforgettable voice and writing style, has reached across the human condition, exposing the sinew that holds us together, even while it hopelessly, inevitably shreds.
Despite what’s gone wrong with the peoples’ lives in this collection, it flares with an uncommon energy and wit. Midwesterners—and, especially, Michiganders—will recognize the physical landscape.” – ForeWord Reviews
ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards program highlights the year’s most distinguished books from more than 700 independent publishers. Librarians and booksellers who are on the front lines, working everyday with patrons and customers, select the finalists and award winners from 1,300 entries in 62 categories.
ForeWord Reviews, a quarterly print journal established in 1998, is dedicated to exclusively reviewing independently published books to provide booksellers, librarians, agents, and publishing professionals with reviews of the best titles from small, alternative, and academic presses.
“These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest,” says Dan Cafaro, founder and publisher of Atticus Books. “We’re delighted to have Matt [Mullins] recognized for his outstanding debut. His work deserves the accolades.”