Listen to or download this article:

Post 1750s Historical Fiction AwardCongratulations to the First Place Category Winners and the Grand Prize Winner of the GOETHE Book Awards for Post-1750s Historical Fiction, a division of the 2019 CIBAs.


The Search for the Best New Post-1750s Historical Fiction

Chanticleer Book Reviews is celebrating 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 – all set after the 1750s. We love them all.

The 2019 GOETHE Book Awards First Place Category Winners and the GOETHE Grand Prize winner were announced at the Virtual Chanticleer Authors Conference that was broadcast via ZOOM webinar the week of Sept 8 -13, 2020 from the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.

Kaylin McFarren, CLUE Grand Prize winner 2017 – Twisted Threads, announced the 2019 GOETHE Book Awards.

This is the Official 2019 LIST of the GOETHE Book Awards First Place Category Winners and the GOETHE Grand Prize Winner.

Congratulations to All! 

  • Vanda Writer – Paris, Adrift 
  • Kari Bovee – Peccadillo at the Palace  
  • PJ Devlin – Wissahickon Souls   
  • Mary Adler – Shadowed by Death: An Oliver Wright WWII Mystery   \
  • Mike Jordan – The Runner     
  • J.G. Schwartz – The Pearl Harbor Conspiracy 

The GOETHE Book Awards

Grand Prize Winner is

Peccadillo at the Palace – An Annie Oakley Mystery

by Kari Bovee


This is the digital badge for the 2018 GOETHE Grand Prize Winner – The LOST YEARS of BILLY BATTLES by Ronald E. Yates.

How to Enter the GOETHE Book Awards?

We are accepting submissions into the 2021 GOETHE Book Awards until June 30, 2021. Submissions into the 2020 CHAUCER Book Awards are closed. 

The 2020 GOETHE Book Awards winners will be announced at CAC 21 on April 17, 2021.

Don’t delay! Enter today! 

A Note to ALL the WINNERS: The coveted CIBA Blue Ribbons will be mailed out starting in mid-October. We will contact you with an email to verify your mailing address and other items. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, please email == we will try our best to reply in 3 or 4 business days.