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W&L English Professor's Book Wins IPPY Award

The new anthology “Sovereign Erotics: An Anthology of Two-Spirit Literature,” co-edited by Deborah Miranda, associate professor of English at Washington and Lee, has received a Silver Medal from the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to deserving but often unsung titles from independent authors and publishers.

Published by the University of Arizona Press, “Sovereign Erotics” is also a finalist for three other awards. The book includes fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry by “two-spirit” Native American writers.

Deborah and one of her co-authors, Qwo-Li Driskill (Cherokee), associate professor of English at Texas A&M, were featured earlier this week on the nationally syndicated radio program “Native America Calling.” You can listen to the episode with Deborah’s interview at the May 2 listing on the “Native America Calling” website.

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