Posted by: Christopher Locke www.ibpa-online.org
Katrina Shawver Honored With 2018 Polish Heritage Award for Her Novel About Holocaust Survivor Henry Zguda
Author Katrina Shawver (left) holds her 2018 Polish Heritage Award alongside Polish American Congress of Arizona President Elizabeth Matej-Horchem
“Winning the 2018 Polish Heritage Award from the Polish American Congress of Arizona [for HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America] will always be the most special and treasured award I receive,” says indie author Katrina Shawver. “It is a huge public ‘thank you’ for writing this book and learning their culture, and the ultimate acknowledgment from Poles that when it comes to Poland and Polish history ‘I got it right.’”
Katrina was presented with the award in person at the 44th Annual Polish Heritage Ball in Phoenix, Arizona, in front of a crowd of almost 200 people. This moment was the culmination of a long journey writing and publishing this book.