Congratulations to Shauna Singh Baldwin whose novel THE SELECTOR OF SOULS has been awarded the 2012 Anne Powers Fiction Prize by the Council for Wisconsin Writers.

“The writing in the book is simply gorgeous, and the scope of the book is enormous. Singh Baldwin skillfully interweaves the lives of her two main characters over the course of a turbulent decade, blending their personal stories with the politics, policies, and deep­rooted misogyny that promoted female infanticide and abortion in India during the 1990s. Her message comes through clearly without didacticism as each of her characters deals with complex problems that have no easy answers. This author also does a superb job of illuminating a variety of Indian cultures for a Western audience that is ignorant or oblivious, and usually both. I had a very hard time putting this book down, and recommend it highly”
– Patricia Valdata, Anne Powers Fiction Prize jury citation, 2012

World Rights Available Ex:
Canada English & French, Knopf, September 2012
UK and India, Simon & Schuster, September 2012
Turkey, Epsilon Yayincilik
Optioned for film by Industry Pictures

Represented by Samantha Haywood.