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Womack's "Playing the Angel" is award finalist

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 159 hits

Kenneth Womack has been recognized as an award-winning finalist in the literary fiction category for the 2013 USA Best Book Awards for his newest novel, Playing the Angel.

Womack is the college's senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, as well as the Penn State Laureate for the 2013-14 academic year. He is the author of two other novels, John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel (2010), which earned ForeWord Reviews’ Bronze Award for Literary Fiction, and The Restaurant at the End of the World (2012), which won the Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Regional Fiction

Womack is also the author or editor of numerous works of nonfiction, including Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007) and The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), which was named as The Independent’s “Music Book of the Year.” His next Beatles-related work, The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four, will be released in 2014 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

More details about the award can be found at online.

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