Local author in running for award

Santa Monica resident Amnon Kabatchnik has been named a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards for her book “Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000.”

The winners of the award will be announced at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago on Friday, June 28.

Kabatchnik’s book, which is a continuation of three pre- vious ones, gives an overview of plays about crime, mys- tery and detection during the last 25 years of the 20th century.

The ForeWord Book of the Year Awards highlights the year’s most distinguished books from independent pub- lishers.

“Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000” is available wherever books are sold and as an ebook. For more information, visit amnonkabatchnik.com.