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Post 1750s Historical Fiction AwardThe Goethe Book Awards recognize emerging new talent in post-1750s Historical Fiction. The Goethe Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).

The Goethe Book Awards competition is named for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who was born at the dawn of the new era of enlightenment on August 28, 1749.

Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring Late Period Historical Fiction. Regency, Victorian,18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, World and other wars, history of non-western cultures, set after the 1750s, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

The 2019 CIBAs received an unprecedented number of entries making this book awards program even more competitive. More entries along with more competitive works make the final rounds of judging even more demanding. The judges have requested a new level of achievement to be added to the rounds to acknowledge the entries that they deemed should receive a high level of recognition.

We decided that this was the time to incorporate the new level – The FINALISTS – as requested by the CIBA judges. This new level will be incorporated into the 2019 CIBAs Levels of Achievement.  The FINALISTS were selected from the entries that advanced to the 2019 GOETHE Book Awards Semi-Finalists. 


Congratulations to the 2019 GOETHE Book Awards FINALISTS

  • Vanda Writer – Paris, Adrift
  • Kari Bovee – Peccadillo at the Palace
  • Kari Bovee – Girl with a Gun
  • PJ Devlin – Wissahickon Souls
  • John Hansen – Hard Times
  • Mary Adler – Shadowed by Death: An Oliver Wright WWII Mystery
  • Lee Hutch – So Others May Live
  • Mike Jordan – The Runner 
  • Sandra Wagner-Wright – Two Coins: A Biographical Novel
  • J.G. Schwartz – The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy
  • Marina Osipova – How Dare The Birds Sing 
  • Lisa Braver Moss – SHRUG: A Novel

These titles are in the running for the First Place positions of the 2019 GOETHE Book Awards for post-1750s Historical Fiction

Good luck to all as your works move on to the next rounds of judging.

The Finalists and the Semi-Finalists will be recognized at the 2020 Chanticleer Authors Conference and  at the 2019 CIBA banquet and ceremony.

Goethe Book Awards Semi-Finalist Badge

Congratulations to the authors whose works have advanced to the FINALISTS Level of Achievement!


The 16 divisions of the 2019 CIBAs’ Grand Prize Winners, the First Place Category Position Award Winners, and all Semi-Finalists will be announced at the postponed 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Annual Gala, now re-scheduled for Saturday, September 5th, 2020.

Join us at the Chanticleer Authors Conference at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. Use our link above to register now for this exciting event!

We are now accepting submissions into the 2020 GOETHE Awards Book Awards. The deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2020. The winners will be announced in April 2021.

Please click here for more information.

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