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Martin Steyn’s Dark Traces awarded with a Kirkus Star Review

LAPA Publishers (South Africa) and Catalyst Press (USA) are thrilled to announce that Martin Steyn’s English-fiction debut, Dark Traces, has been awarded a Kirkus Star Review.

The Kirkus Star is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the book industry, and certainly the dream of any author and publisher with dealings in the USA.

Kirkus is known for its blunt, honest reviews since 1933 and the Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature. Books that have earned the Kirkus Star are automatically nominated for the Kirkus Prize. Steyn’s book will qualify for the 2018 prize. The prize is awarded by a panel composed of respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics throughout the USA.

The reviewer makes special mention of Steyn’s use of Afrikaans words like klagtebakkie and oom, with a glossary explaining these terms to a US audience.

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