Ingram Celebrates Award-Winning Publisher Clients


NASHVILLE, TN (October 23, 2019)- Distribution clients of Two Rivers Distribution®, Publishers Group West® and Consortium® -- all Ingram distribution service brands -- are recognized for literary achievements in 2019.

“We congratulate the many authors and publishers recognized for their outstanding contributions to literature this year,” said Ingram’s Chief Content Officer Phil Ollila. “These titles represent some of the fabulous content we infuse into indie bookstores. Ingram is honored to be a part of their journey and to help their content get into the hands of readers.”

The Booker Prize

Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo, Black Cat, an imprint of Grove Atlantic (PGW)
Ducks, Newburyport, by Lucy Ellmann, Biblioasis (Consortium)

The International Booker Prize Winner

Celestial Bodies, by Jokha Alharthi, Catapult (PGW)

National Book Award
Nonfiction Finalists
Thick: And Other Essays, by Tressie McMillan Cotom, The New Press (Two Rivers)
The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press(PGW)
Solitary, by Albert Woodfox, Grove Press (PGW)
Poetry Finalists
The Tradition, by Jericho Brown, Copper Canyon Press (Consortium)
Sight Lines, by Arthur Sze, Copper Canyon Press (Consortium) 

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Fiction, Longlist
Ducks, Newburyport, by Lucy Ellmann, Biblioasis (Consortium)
The Far Field, by Madhuri Vijay, Grove Press (PGW)
Nonfiction, Longlist
The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press(PGW)
In the Country of Women, by Susan Straight, Catapult (PGW) 

Goddard Riverside: Stephan Russo Prize for Social Justice
Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair, by Danielle Sered, The New Press (Two Rivers)
Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns, by Igor Volsky, The New Press, Two Rivers

Towson Prize for Literature

Baltimore Book of the Dead, by Marion Winik, Counterpoint Press (PGW)

Kirkus Prize
Nonfiction, Finalist

The Ungrateful Refugee, by Dina Nayeri, Catapult (PGW) 

When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back, by Naja Marie Aidt, translated by Denise Newman, Coffee House Press (Consortium) 

“Two Rivers is thrilled for The New Press, and grateful for their commitment to publishing such timely, important and prestigious books,” said Nick Parker, Director, Two Rivers Distribution. “We are delighted to play a role in helping The New Press to achieve their mission of changing the world book by book.”

Julie Schaper, Vice President, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution said: “Consortium is proud to distribute so many independent publishers that punch above their weight. We’re thrilled that their books have been recognized with awards and accolades, and we look forward to supporting their continued success in 2020.” 

“PGW congratulates our publishers on their long traditions of depth and diversity, for taking risks and bringing so many new voices into the world. It is so gratifying to see the dedication and hard work of our independent publishers recognized by these prestigious awards,” said Sean Shoemaker, Vice President, Publishers Group West.


The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries, and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.

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