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Chris Fabry recipient of two
2017 Christy Awards™

Tyndale Fiction Author Wins in General Fiction and Short Form Categories

CAROL STREAM, Ill.—November 10, 2017—Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that Tyndale fiction author Chris Fabry received two Christy Awards™ at the Christy Award Gala hosted by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) on November 8. The Christy Awards celebrate excellence in Christian fiction and honor the power of story. The 18th annual Christy Award Gala was held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., and was hosted by Fabry, bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, and Christian recording artist and author Andrew Peterson.

Fabry received his awards for two novels in separate categories. He won in the general fiction category for his novel The Promise of Jesse Woods, which Booklist called a “riveting, no-punches-pulled coming-of-age tale,” and in the short form category for Looking into You, a poignant story about the power of a mother’s love and fear. Karen Watson, publisher of Tyndale fiction, shared, “We are thrilled for Chris, in winning two prestigious Christy Awards for these exceptional novels.”

Chris Fabry, an accomplished writer and radio talk show host of Chris Fabry Live, is a 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and a native of West Virginia. His most recent Christy Awards are just two of several awards he has received, including three previous Christy Awards and an ECPA Fiction Book of the Year Award, but it’s his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more. Fabry has published eighty books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. Go to to learn more about Chris Fabry and preorder his newest title, Under a Cloudless Sky, releasing in January 2018.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international nonprofit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.

The Christy Award™ is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel, Christy, which has sold over 10 million copies since its publication in 1967. ECPA assumed ownership and administration of the award in 2017 to focus and grow the unique opportunity of fiction in Christian publishing.

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.

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