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Notre Dame Press Titles Named 2022 Foreword INDIES Finalists

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that on March 9, 2023, seven of our titles were selected as Finalists for the 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

More than 2,500 entries in over 55 genres were submitted for consideration. The Finalists were determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided for bronze, silver, and gold titles by teams of librarian and bookseller judges from across the country. Read the press release and browse through the categories to see this year’s finalists.

Notre Dame Press finalists include:

Short Stories

What happens when the urge to ditch your family outpaces the desire to love them? The stories in Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, attempt to answer this question, heading straight for the messiness of domestic relationships and the constraints society places on women as they navigate their obligations.

Ecology & Environment

Confronting harsh ecological realities and the multiple cascading crises facing our world today, An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity by Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen argues that humanity’s future will be defined not by expansion but by contraction.


Agrarian Spirit: Cultivating Faith, Community, and the Land by Norman Wirzba offers a distinctly agrarian reframing of spiritual practices to address today’s most pressing social and ecological concerns.

History and War & Military

Justus D. Doenecke’s book More Precious than Peace: A New History of America in World War I  covers diplomatic, military, and ideological aspects of U.S. involvement as a full-scale participant in World War I.


In his newest book You Are Gods: On Nature and Supernature, David Bentley Hart offers an intense and thorough reflection upon the issue of the supernatural in Christian theology and doctrine.


God: Eight Enduring Questions by C. Stephan Layman explores a wide range of philosophical issues in their connection with theism, including views of free will, ethical theories, theories of mind, naturalism, and karma-plus-reincarnation.

War & Military

Future Peace: Technology, Aggression, and the Rush to War by Robert H. Latiff urges extreme caution in the adoption of new weapons technology and is an impassioned plea for peace from an individual who spent decades preparing for war. 

Winners in each genre, including Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s Independent Publisher of the Year, will be announced June 15, 2023 on Foreword Review’s website, Facebook, and Twitter.


The University of Notre Dame Press, the largest Catholic university press in the world, publishes academic and general interest books that engage the most enduring questions of our time. We believe in the power of research to advance knowledge and impact lives, and of our books to connect scholars, experts, students, and readers in order to encourage intellectual exploration and enrich conversations on campus, across the country, and around the world.

For more information, contact: Michelle Sybert, msybert@nd.edu, 574-631-4910.

This piece originally ran on undpressnews.nd.edu.

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