Four Kregel Titles Named 2023 Christy Award Finalists

November 06, 2023

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Four Kregel titles were named finalists for the 2023 Christy Awards. Finalists were announced via webcast on October 12 and included thirty-three finalists across nine genres.

The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon by Linda MacKillop is a finalist in the First Novel category; When Stone Wings Fly by Karen Barnett is a finalist in General Fiction; Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt is a finalist in Historical; O Little Town's "Hopes and Fears" by Amanda Wen is a finalist in Short Form.

The winners in each category will be announced on November 16 at the Christy Award Gala held at 7 p.m. via webcast. The complete list of finalists can be found here.


The Christy Award is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999, and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel Christy, which has sold over 10 million copies since its publication in 1967. ECPA assumed ownership and administration of the award in 2017 to focus and grow the unique opportunity of fiction in Christian publishing.

Kregel Publications in an evangelical Christian publisher that aims to develop and distribute--with integrity and excellence--trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ.