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Congrats to Mimi Lok, author of the story collection Last of Her Name, for winning the  California Book Awards’s Silver Medal in Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California. Last of Her Name continues to receive warm acclaim, as winner of the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize for debut short story collection, and was also longlisted for a 2020 Northern California Book Award.

We are so delighted that Last of Her Name has been recognized as among the award-winning books that have powerfully shaped the literature of California. The California Book Awards has fostered California-based literature since 1931, and are awarded to the best works of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, Young Adult Literature, First Work of Fiction, Californiana, and Notable Contribution to Publishing. For those who would like to participate in celebrating Mimi’s achievement, the 89th Annual California Book Awards will be held as an online ceremony on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 12 P.M.

Buy a copy of Last of Her Name today! Invitations to bring award-winning author Mimi Lok to virtually-held classes and book clubs are welcome.

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