I was recently notified that The Lace Reader has been nominated for Borders’ 2008 Original Voices Award in the fiction category. Obviously, I'm thrilled.
They describe the award as follows: “Now in its 13th year, the Original Voices Awards recognize fresh, compelling and ambitions works from the new and emerging talents of 2008 in fiction, non-fiction, young adult/independent reader and children’s picture books.”
The six nominees in the fiction category are:
"Dear American Airlines,” by Jonathan Miles (Houghton Mifflin)
“The Cellist of Sarajevo,” by Steven Galloway (Riverhead)
“The Good Thief,” by Hannah Tinti (The Dial Press)
“The Lace Reader,” by Brunonia Barry (William Morrow)
“The Somnambulist,” by Jonathan Barnes (William Morrow)
"The White Tiger,” by Aravind Adiga (Free Press)
I am honored to be in such great company.