Mira Books Debut Novelist Nominated for Best Romance Novel of 2007
TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ -- Critically acclaimed author Pam Jenoff has been
nominated for a Quill Award for excellence in romance fiction for her stunning
March 2007 debut novel, THE KOMMANDANT'S GIRL. Published by MIRA Books, THE
KOMMANDANT'S GIRL chronicles the life of a young Jewish bride during the Nazi
occupation of Krakow, Poland, in WWII. The novel has received numerous glowing
reviews, including a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Pam Jenoff and the four other nominees in the Best Romance category were
announced June 2, 2007, along with contenders in the other 17 genres for the
2007 Quill Awards, in New York during BookExpo America (BEA), North America's
leading annual book industry event. The winners will be named on September 10,
and the 2007 Quill Awards will be presented on October 22, 2007, during a gala
ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, in New York City. The event will be
carried by the NBC Universal Television Stations nationwide on Saturday,
October 27, 2007, in a one-hour special, and will be streamed live via a link
from MSNBC.com, http://www.quills.msnbc.com on October 22, 2007.
A Holocaust expert, Pam Jenoff served as the vice-counsel for the U.S.
State Department in Krakow as well as special assistant to the secretary of
the army at the Pentagon. In THE KOMMANDANT'S GIRL, Ms. Jenoff drew on her
extensive knowledge of World War II Poland and actual events to craft a
gripping and transporting debut work of fiction. Combining a thriller's
tightrope of tension with the rich narrative of original historical fiction,
THE KOMMANDANT'S GIRL is sure to win fans for talented newcomer Pam Jenoff.
Ms. Jenoff's fellow MIRA Books novelist, New York Times bestselling
author Debbie Macomber, won the inaugural Quill Award for excellence in
romance fiction in 2005 for her novel 44 Cranberry Point.
For further information on The Quill Awards, please visit
http://www.thequills.org. Information on The Quills Literacy Foundation can be
found at http://www.quillsliteracy.org.
About MIRA Books
The MIRA(R) imprint is Harlequin Enterprises' mainstream women's fiction
imprint. Featuring a lineup of some of the bestselling authors across North
America, MIRA Books is committed to publishing the very best in commercial
fiction, from historical and contemporary romance to suspense and
psychological thrillers. In 2006, 38 MIRA Books titles placed on bestseller
lists (New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly). MIRA Books currently
publishes over 100 books per year in hardcover, mass-market and trade
paperback formats. Please see the MIRA Books Web site --
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About Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and
one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued
worldwide in 25 languages and sold in 94 international markets. The company
releases over 115 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,300 authors from
around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary
of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto
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