Ed Koren Wins IBPA Gold


Vermont artist Edward Koren’s new book “Koren. In the Wild” is the gold medal winner of the 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for humor. Sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the award celebrates excellence in book editorial and design.



Koren, of Brookfield, a frequent contributor to New Yorker magazine, is Vermont’s second cartoonist laureate. His works illustrate the ironies of living in the boonies. His cartoons have Vermonters looking at city folk and city folk looking at them. “In the Wild” was published in December 2018 by Button Street Press, of Newfane, Vermont.

The award not only is a significant achievement for him, but also for Button Street Press. The small company jumped into publishing just three years ago at a time of considerable turmoil in the publishing industry.

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards recognize excellence in independent publishing.

The Rutland Herald carries the honor awarded Ed and his publisher.