I am surprised and humbled to have received international recognition from the NY City Big Book Awards, that is open to independent publishers from all over the world. It reminds me that we are part of a global community and that books are still an effective and peaceful way to change the world.
My books aim to help people on their mental health journey and this involves spiritual truths and uncomfortable topics that we are often afraid to broach. I'm happy that the books are opening up these discussions and helping us to realise that we are all part of one another."
Thank you #nycbigbookawards
Emma Farry receives international recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®!
(Auckland, New Zealand) -- The New York City Big Book Award recognized Beloved by Emma Farry as a winner in the Grief category; and Freedom Song by Emma Farry as a distinguished favourite in the Spirituality category.
The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favourites are based on overall excellence.
Emma Farry’s books are designed to help people deal with difficult emotions and assist on their mental health journey.
Beloved has helped many people cope with grief and loss while Freedom Song has helped stimulate creativity and self-awareness. Read reviews here. Emma’s website is becoming a resource centre for guided meditations and blogs that increase compassion for the self and the world.
Beloved, Emma Farry, winner in the grief category
Beloved is an antidote to these crazy, challenging and uncertain times. It is a practical guide for those navigating the emotional waves of grief and loss and can bring comfort to those going through hard times. The book encourages the reader to slow down, breathe deeply and connect with their true nature in order to become more present in their own lives.
Beloved is the culmination of two years of grieving. Nature helped Emma to heal, and in the process, revealed to her a new way of seeing the world. It also fostered a love of photography, and the photos in the book are ones she took over the two year period.
Freedom Song, Emma Farry, a distinguished favorite in the spirituality category.
Freedom Song is a powerful and beautiful panacea for the world we live in. It’s a go-to book in times of trouble and a tool to enable more harmony and peace in the world. The book’s simple message – love conquers all – is both confronting and inviting in its delivery.
Supporting this timely message is the phenomenal artwork of Ewan McDougall. It is a meaningful musing on life as well as a striking coffee table/art book with a soulful message.
“This recognition shows us that we are part of a global publishing community and that books are an enduring way to celebrate our shared humanity and craft a kinder and better world. Both books have a strong mental health focus and I am excited that they will now reach a global audience” says Emma Farry.
Once again, in 2019, the New York City Big Book Award achieved worldwide participation. Entries remained impressive, book submissions streamed in from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities across the globe such as Bangkok, Cape Town, London, Los Angeles, Nagasaki, and New York were amongst the entries. Winners were recognized globally from New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England and the United States of America.
We are proud to announce the diversity of winners and distinguished favourites.
Excellent books exist globally, regardless of where the author resides or the culture.
"We are happy to highlight these books, recognize their excellence, and share
their achievements." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.
Covers shown above are the New York City Big Book Award Grief Winner Beloved by Emma Farry as well as the New York City Big Book Award Spirituality Distinguished Favourite Freedom Song also by Emma Farry.