“The dangers of smoking in bed” was defined in June this year by Kirkus Reviews -the publication that awards the award- “insidiously absorbent, like quicksand “. The magazine, which promotes the awards, is a publication of reviews and literary criticisms that a year reviews between 8,000 and 10,000 books from around the world. Of those books, ten percent receive a recognition star and On that Kirkus Star, six finalists are chosen in each category.
“This year’s shortlist of finalists is as exceptional as any we’ve seen”said Kirkus Reviews editor-in-chief, Tom Beer. “Our judges have examined a remarkably diverse field and identified the books that deserve the greatest number of readers possible. That has always been our mission at Kirkus and we are delighted to promote it with this year’s awards,” he said, as quoted in the statement. Kirkus website.
Along with Enriquez’s book, they aspire to the fiction category “The love songs of WEB Du Bois”, by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, the novel that became a publishing success after being selected in Oprah Winfrey’s reading club; also “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead; Joy Williams’s “Harrow”; “My Monticello” by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson and “Bolla” by Pajtim Statovci.