Women of Courage is selected for px3 Documentary Book People's Choice Awards 2008 3rd Place 


Women of Courage is seleceted for px3 Pro Book Awards 2008 Honorable Mention  

Women of Courage selected for 2007 EDITOR'S CHOICE NONFICTION: ForeWord Book of the Year Award 

Gibbs Smith was presented with the Editor's Choice Prize for Nonfiction for their book, Women of Courage: Intimate Stories From Afghanistanby Katherine Kiviat and Scott Heidler (978-1-4236-0253-8).  


"This book is a collection of interviews with forty courageous Afghan women, including teachers, Olympians, soldiers, and journalists," Managing Editor Whitney Hallberg said. "They discuss what their lives were like during the Taliban rule, and what they are doing now that they have some freedom back. Beautiful photos, probing questions, and revealing comments make this a truly remarkable book." 


Women of Courage by Katherine Kiviat and Scott Heidler (Gibbs Smith, 978-1-4236-0253-8) and The Folded World by Amity Gaige (Other Press, 978-1-59051-248-7) won the top prizes, which come with a cash prize of $1,500 each. View the complete list of winners, searchable by title, author, publisher, and category at 



Kiviat and Heidler are on CNN International Correspondents to talk about WOMEN OF COURAGE. 


We are pleased to annouce that WOMEN OF COURAGE; Intimate stories from Afghanistan is now available for purchase at book stores in the US, Canada, and Europe. Also online at and Barnes and Noble. 


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