The National Book Award nominations were just announced, and one of our titles, Secret Historian, was nominated!
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century.
"Spring’s sympathetic and entertaining story of a life registers the limitations imposed on homosexuals by a repressive society, but also celebrates the creativity and daring with which Steward tested them." --Publishers Weekly
Congratulations to Louise Penny, whose title The Brutal Telling just won the Agatha award!
First the Booklist Top Ten, then an Agatha? And Talia just talked about it in the Booklist Mystery & Crime webinar, which I think is as prestigious as both those awards combined! I think I smell a NBCC award, maybe even a Nobel Peace Prize! Ok, maybe that's a stretch.
Not one, or even four, but FIVE Edgar Award nominees this year!
Best Critical/Biographical: The Talented Miss Highsmith
And of those nominees, The Last Child and In the Shadow of Gotham WON!