Self-Published Novel Wins $25,000 PEN Award
Public defender and first-time novelist Sergio de la Pava published A Naked Singularity
himself after repeated rejections from publishing houses. "The book slowly generated buzz on blogs before being picked up by the University of Chicago Press, a distinguished publisher not known for its contemporary fiction. Writing for Slate
, Paul Ford called it 'the sort of book you write if you're not sure anyone will ever let you write another one'."
The New York Times 08/14/13