November 12, 2018

Sahar Aref receives national recognition through the NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD

Cairo — The NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD recognized Fourth Wife Free by Sahar Aref in the categories of Religion non Fiction & Women’s Issues as a winner.

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 Favorites are based on overall excellence.

Fourth Wife Free, by Sahar Aref, falls in the categories ‘Religion non Fiction’ and ‘Women’s Issues.’ It challenges the assumption of polygamy being the ‘norm’ and the ‘solution’ for all society problems that prejudiced Sheikhs and their advocates disseminate.

“In 2018, we had true worldwide participation in our annual NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD website  In our second year, book submissions were impressive as we collected from six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America; cities such as Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Moscow, New York; and across the United States.  Our NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD program just proves great book content can be found anywhere on the globe, whether created from an individual author or a major publishing house irregardless what continent we find it.  With over 600 entries, and we feel this is just the beginning and happy to highlight these authors and books and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

Submissions came from the imprints of large traditional publishers such as HarperCollins and Random House; large independent press publishers such as Galaxy Press, Roman & Littlefield and Wiley; small press and independent authors such as Marti MacGibbon to Sahar Aref. 

Check 2018 Winners of the New York City Big Book Award at

We welcome all publishers and authors to submit books for competition at  

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