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Anna Wang Receives National Recognition Through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®!



(San Diego, CA) -- The Independent Press Award recognized Inconvenient Memories by Anna Wang in the category of "Cultural and Social Issues" as a winner.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

Inconvenient Memories is a memoir published by Purple Pegasus Publishing in 2019. It is about a young woman's coming of age amid the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989.

In 2020, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide.  Participating authors and publishers reside in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, India, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, and others.  Books submitted included writers located in cities such as Austin to Memphis to Santa Cruz; from Copenhagen to Mumbai; from Albuquerque to Staten Island; from Boise to Honolulu, and others.

"We are thrilled to announce the winners and distinguished favorites in our annual 2020 Independent Press Award," said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. "This year included a myriad of excellent independently published books. It is clear that independents are prospering in every corner of the earth.  We are so proud to be highlighting key titles representing global independent publishing."

Inconvenient Memories has been awarded a gold medal by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2019. It has also been selected by the Amazon Prime Reading program, which means that Prime members can read it for free for about 90 days, from 17-Mar to 23-Jun. If you happen to be looking for a good read during this pandemic, just check out Inconvenient Memories recommended by the Independent Press Award, the Wishing Shelf Awards, and Amazon Prime.

For more information please visit; and to see this year's list of IPA Winners and Distinguished Favorites, please visit the website pages:



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