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Dunedin author and publisher Brian Miller won a bronze medal at the recent American Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Published late last year, Capturing Light: Roy Miller - New Zealand Stained Glass Artist, claimed third prize in the regional (Australia-New Zealand) non-fiction section of the awards, open to members of the independent publishing industry who publish fewer than 50 titles a year.
Now in their 21st year, the "Ippy Awards'' are among the largest and most recognised book award contests in the world.
This year's competition featured more than 5000 entries from 29 English-speaking nations.
The awards identify "thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations and recognise excellence in independent publishing,'' Miller explained.
Capturing Light offers an insight into the life and work of Miller's uncle, and a history of the art of stained glass, both in New Zealand and internationally, as well as an overview of early Dunedin stained-glass artists.
The Ippy is the first award won by Miller, who spent more than two decades selling books through his shop, Tapui Children's Books, and established publishing company Lifelogs Ltd, in 2007, with his wife Diane.
Together they have produced 13 books, ranging from local history to children's picture books to a cycle trail pocket guide.
Win a copy
The ODT has three copies of Capturing Light: Roy Miller — New Zealand Stained Glass Artist, by Brian Miller, to give away courtesy of Lifelogs Publishing. For your chance to win a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and postal address in the body of the email, and ‘‘Capturing Light’’ in the subject line, by 5pm on Tuesday, May 9.
LAST WEEK’S WINNERS
Winners of last week’s giveaway, The Fall of Lisa Bellow, by Lisa Perabo, courtesy of Simon & Schuster, were: Janet Lennox, of Wanaka, Lynn Ibbotson, of Dunedin, Beverley Rivett, of Mosgiel.