iUniverse congratulates Robert W. Barker
Posted by iUniverse Publishing
Congratulations to iUniverse author Robert W. Barker, who recently won the extremely prestigious Eric Hoffer Award, Legacy Fiction, for his 2005 work of historical fiction, “The Devil’s Chosen.”
The Eric Hoffer Award for short prose and books was established at the start of the 21st century as a way of giving exposure to writing of significant merit. It honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by acknowledging significant writing; also the awards are covered in the US Review of Books.
About Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer arrived with a bang in 1951 with his unique tome, “The True Believer”, establishing him as one the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. Now six decades later Hoffer’s work continues to be read by a global audience. His books remain part of the intellectual and philosophical discourse. Like Montaigne and Shakespeare, Hoffer’s thoughts and aphorisms have been so widely dispersed into society that their source appears transparent. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983, he stands as a vital figure with his cogent insights to the nature of mass movements and the essence of humankind.