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Miami author wins award

Pill cover 2 Miami author Anjanette Delgadoû has won the 2009 Latino Book Award for Best Romance in English for her novel The Heartbreak Pill (Atria, $14 in paper). The humorous tale - about an embittered research  scientist whose cheating dog of a husband inspires her to create medication to regulate emotions - is the first book from South Florida to win the award since actor Edward James Olmos created it 11 years ago, Delgado says.

A student in the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University, Delgado is a freelance television producer who also teaches at Miami Dade College's Florida Center for the Literary Arts.

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James Pearlson

Another winner:

South Florida writer Carlos Frias for the memoir "Take Me With You," in the category of Best First Book.

Also, the Herald's own Fabiola Santiago was took second place in the Best First Book category with "Reclaiming Paris."

anjanette delgado

This is great. Congrats Carlos, and way to go Fabi!!!

Anjanette

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