Running with the Enemy by Lloyd Lofthouse was awarded an honorable mention in general fiction at the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival.
The winner of the general fiction category went to John Irving’s In One Person published by Simon & Schuster, and the grand prize was awarded to The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen & Live Without Regret by Richie Norton with Natalie Norton — Shadow Mountain Publishing.
John Irving won the National Book Award in 1980 for The World According to Garp, and he received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for the short story “Interior Space. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.
Richard Norton, the grand prize winner of the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival, is the CEO of Global Consulting Circle. He is a sought after speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries. Norton has shared the stage with bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell Computers.
Lloyd Lofthouse is the author of the award winning My Splendid Concubine and Running with the Enemy. His short story, A Night at the ‘Well of Purity’ was named a finalist in the 2007 Chicago Literary Awards. Anchee Min, Lloyd’s wife, is the author of Red Azalea, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year—in addition to national bestsellers Becoming Madame Mao and Empress Orchid, which was a finalist for the British Book Awards. Min’s memoir, the sequel to Red Azalea—The Cooked Seed—will be released May 7, 2013.
The award winners for the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival will be honored on May 18, 2013 at a public free festival and a private awards ceremony held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition]. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.
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I recently discovered your blog as a result of an advance review of The Cooked Seed (which I absolutely loved!) I am enjoying your blog a great deal. Several years ago, I spent some time in China and immediately fell in love with the people and its culture, and I am always seeing out new books to read that relate to China and I have added yours to my wish list as well.
Thank you. Have you visited my wife’s Website and/or watched “The Cooked Seed” documentary book trailers for the memoir?”
In addition, the book tour launch for “The Cooked Seed” starts today. Maybe you live close to one of her author events and may be able to attend.
If you fell in love with China’s people and its culture, you may also enjoy Tom Carter’s “China:Portrait of a People”
Amazing book. Fantastic photographs. Carter spent two years mostly on foot traveling to every province of China and went to many places tourists never visit. He took something like 60,000 photographs and the best appear in his book. In addition, it’s also a sort of a hybrid memoir of his journey because he writes about some of his experiences.
You may also want to visit his Website: http://www.tomcarter.org/ It loads a bit slow so be patient, and it will be worth it.
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