Friday, April 01, 2005

Some book news

This week has been a very busy one for me and I slide into the weekend on a delicious high note and just had to tell everyone. You see, I've just found out an hour ago that A Son Called Gabriel has been named as a finalist in the literary fiction category of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards. This is in addition to its being a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards. The winners of both awards will be announced to coincide with Book Expo America (the huge American Book show) which takes place this year in NYC on June 3-6.

Co-incidentally, I will be reading from my novel at Book Expo America's Emerging Voices series on June 3rd (1p.m.) at the Jacob Javit's Convention Center. I am absolutely thrilled as you can imagine. Moreover, at the Lambda Literary Award finalist readings in Washington D.C. at the Goethe Institut on May 5th, I shall meet one of my favorite writers: Colm Toibin will be reading from his novel The Master, as it is also a finalist.

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4 comments:

Debra Hamel said...

Congratulations! You deserve it.

rainyday said...

It must be nice to be referred to as "emerging"!

Damian McNicholl said...

Thanks Debra.

And rainyday, yes, it is, rather.

Dorothea said...

That's wonderful news! Congratulations! You definitely deserve it.