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News Archive: 2007

2007 Hollywood Book Festival

The following is an article excerpted from The Hollywood Book Festival's news archive.

HOLLYWOOD (July 29, 2007) The 2007 Hollywood Book Festival has named Will Clarke's novel, "The Worthy: A Ghost Story," as the grand prize winner of its annual competition honoring books worthy of greater attention from the film, TV and multimedia industries.

A riveting, sardonic and page-turning account of a fraternity pledge that dies in a hazing accident but returns for revenge, "The Worthy: A Ghost Story" was honored during awards that capped a day-long festival at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, CA. The event featured author readings, live music, book publishing panels and children's storytelling.

Clarke's victory earned him $1500, which he accepted before a packed house from awards presenter and author/actress Michele Dominguez Greene at the park's Gallery Theatre.

Other winners and honorable mentions for the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival:

NON-FICTION

WINNER: "Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry," Holly George-Warren

HONORABLE MENTION:

Dead Bang – Robert Bailey
Uncommon Sound: The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music – John Engel
Graffitecture – Doug Fogelson
Missing Pages – Black Journalists of Modern America – Janice Terry
Rock Me On The Water – Renny Russell

The Hollywood Book Festival celebrates books worthy of further attention from the Film/TV industries.


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