‘Armenia and Karabakh’ earns book award

Writer’s Digest Magazine has recognized ‘Armenia and Karabakh: The Stone Garden Travel Guide’ by Matthew Karanian as one of the Best Reference Guides published in 2013.

The competition, which was open to all independently published books with a 2013 copyright date, cited ‘Armenia and Karabakh’ for its outstanding presentation of images and text. The book was awarded Honorable Mention.

“This is a slick and professional travel guide,” wrote a judge as part of the magazine’s critique of the book. “The technique and presentation of photography is extremely impressive, as is the reference section.”

The book’s coverage of the Armenian Genocide also figured into the evaluation. The judge’s commentary on the book states “I was a bit concerned about how the author would handle the politically sensitive subject of the Armenian Genocide of the early twentieth century. I am impressed that he plunged into it without apology but didn’t let it dominate the guidebook.”

This is the 21st annual competition sponsored by Writer’s Digest Magazine. Winners will be featured in the March 2014 edition of the magazine.

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