Mestizos Come Home! named 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

March 23, 2018
by WLT

World Literature Today magazine and the University of Oklahoma are pleased to announce Robert Con Davis-Undiano’s Mestizos Come Home! has been recognized as a finalist in the 20th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Davis-Undiano, executive director of World Literature Today, said “It is an honor to be included among the amazing finalists for this award. I feel as though my book has won something important already through this powerful association.”

He adds that “the country needs to understand that at stake in the success of Mexican Americans and the Latino community is America’s own future well-being, a case that my book is dedicated to making.”

Esteemed historian Neil Foley has described Mestizos Come Home! as “a must-read for all who wish to understand the future of the United States.”

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts its awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2017.

After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 65 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s readership—from across the country.

The complete list of finalists can be found at

“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the job is very difficult due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews (Foreword Magazine, Inc.’s flagship publication). “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 15, 2018.

World Literature Today is the University of Oklahoma's bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture and has been in continual publication since 1927.


About Foreword: Founded in 1998, Foreword Magazine, Inc. is the only media company completely devoted to independent publishing. Publishers of a Folio: award-winning bi-monthly print review journal, special interest products, and daily online content feeds, Foreword exclusively covers university and independent (non “Big 5”) publishers, the books they publish, and their authors. Foreword is based in Traverse City, Michigan, USA, with staff based around the world.