Canadian writer Sofi Papamarko among the winners of the 2021 Foreword INDIES Awards

Sofi Papamarko won for her debut short story collection Radium Girl, which was named a 2021 Foreword INDIES award winner in the Short Stories category.

The awards recognize books published in 2021 from small, independent and university presses

Radium Girl is a short story collection by Sofi Papamarko. (Wolsak & Wynn,

Toronto-based writer Sofi Papamarko is one of the winners of the 2021 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. 

Presented by the Foreword Reviews journal, the awards recognize the best books published in 2021 from small, independent and university presses.

Papamarko was named a winner in the Short Stories category for her debut short story collection Radium Girl.

A deep dive into the human condition, the stories in Radium Girl feature a cast of unforgettable characters and explore the boundaries of love, loneliness, death and justice.

Papamarko is a writer and columnist from Toronto. Her work has appeared on CBC Comedy and in the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Chatelaine and Flare. Radium Girl is her first book.

Over 2,700 entries were submitted to 55 categories for the 2021 INDIES Awards, including women's studies, war and military and ecology and environment. The Foreword Review's editors selected the finalists before those titles were mailed to individual librarians and booksellers charged with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention winners.

Visit Foreword Review's website for a full list of winners.

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