Notre Dame Press book receives ForeWord magazine award

Author: Julie Hail Flory


Lives of the Sleepers,a collection of works by poet Ned Balbo published by theUniversityofNotre Dame Press, has received a gold medal in poetry in ForeWord magazines Book of the Year Awards.

The book also was honored in 2005 with the annual Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, sponsored by Notre Dames Creative Writing Program, and was a finalist for the Lilly Fellows Programs 2006 Arlin G. Meyer Prize.

Balbos first poetry collection,Galileos Banquet,received the Towson University Prize for Literature. His other honors include the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, and an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He is a member of the faculty atLoyolaCollegeinBaltimore.

ForeWord established the Book of the Year Awards in 1998 to recognize quality books published by independent and university presses. This years competition attracted some 1,500 submissions in 55 fiction and nonfiction categories.

* Contact: * _Kathryn Pitts, Notre Dame Press, 574-631-3267,

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