Black Market News, the debut novel by San Diego-based journalist, filmmaker and educator Roman S. Koenig, is a 2021 Gold Medal President’s Award winner and official 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist.
The FAPA awards recognize the works of independent authors and publishers from throughout the United States in a variety of categories. The winners were announced July 31, 2021.
The international Eric Hoffer Book Award for the Small, Independent & Academic Press, sponsored by the US Review of Books, recognizes the work of upcoming authors in 25 categories. The finalists and winners were announced May 18, 2020.
“This recognition means so much to me as a new novelist,” Koenig said. “When peers and critics note the quality of your work, it encourages you to keep going, especially as a self-publisher.”