Not one, but two. Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé has clinched the Beverly Hills International Book Award in two categories: Poetry and Visionary Fiction. The winning poetry collection is Sanctus Sanctus Dirgha Sanctus, published by Red Wheelbarrow Books, while the novel is titled Singular Acts of Endearment, co-published by Grey Sparrow Press and Squircle Line Press. This rare win makes him the first author to have achieved this double accolade.
“We are so proud to announce the winners,” says CEO Ellen Reid. “These books truly embody excellence. I would have to say this was the fiercest competition yet.” Beverly Hills International Book Awards engages a team of publishing industry professionals who judge submissions for overall excellence in book presentation, taking into consideration the writing, cover design, interior layout, and other aesthetic components that contribute to an outstanding printed book.