Bath Author Receives Book Award



Posted August 22

Local author wins book award


Author Irene Drago won an indie book award for her first novel, “Daughters of Long Reach.” Contributed photo

BATH — The 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award for the Best First Novel was awarded to Bath’s Irene M. Drago for “Daughters of Long Reach.”

According to a press release, the novel is a seafaring, shipbuilding, family love story that was inspired by Bath’s shipbuilding history.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards are the world’s largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. The awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses.

Drago receives her medal for winning a 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award at Maine’s Lobster Festival in Rockland!