A Place at the Table by Miranda Harris and Jo Swinney has been honoured with a gold Nautilus award in the category of Religious/Spiritual Memoir.
The Nautilus Book Awards were founded over 20 years ago and celebrate literary contributions in spiritual growth, social change, green values and sustainability. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama, Barbara Kingsolver, Desmond Tutu and David Suzuki, among others. T A Barron of Philomel/Penguin Young Readers Group says,
‘The Nautilus Book Awards represent the highest achievement of the writer’s craft. Nothing less. It’s all about envisioning a better, more peaceful, more caring world – both for us and for our fellow creatures and the Earth.’
As many of you already know, A Place at the Table is an exploration of hospitality and biblical insights, drawing on Jo and Miranda’s experience of community in the A Rocha family. This book is a warm invitation to be embraced by the loving kindness of others. We are thrilled that the folk at Nautilus acknowledge the importance of the message – and that the book has also just been shortlisted as CRT23’s Best biography/memoir (winners to be announced on 7 September)! To find out the story of how and why the book was written, you can watch this short film.
You may not know that A Place at the Table is now available in Europe in paperback, and in North America and elsewhere in the world from 5 December. All proceeds made through purchases on the A Rocha website go to support our work caring for God’s creation around the world.