Shawn Taylor, the author of our forthcoming 33 1/3 book on A Tribe Called Quest's album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, has just won the 2006 DIY Book of the Year Award, for his book Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity.
Here's part of the press release about the award:
SHAWN TAYLOR'S AUDACIOUS "BIG BLACK PENIS" WINS GRAND PRIZE
LOS ANGELES (October 10, 2006) _ Shawn Taylor’s “Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity” was named DIY Book of the Year, and Annick Press of Canada was DIY Publisher of the Year for the 2006 DIY Book Festival, whose results were announced today.
Both author and publisher will be honored along with other winners in a ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on Sat. Oct. 21 to cap the fifth annual DIY Book Festival, which honors independent and self-published book on the cutting-edge of literature.
Taylor’s “Big Black Penis” is an audacious and unapologetic account of his life, philosophies and interpretations of the world at large. Its strong and vibrant voice won over the DIY judges, who awarded him the festival’s $1500 first prize.