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Good Stuff


Time to use this blog for a little shameless self-promotion again.  I promise it’ll be brief.

By the Rivers of Brooklyn has been nominated for Best Atlantic Published Book in the Atlantic Book Awards, to be announced in Halifax on April 14.  It’s kind of a strange award in that it celebrates the entire process of publishing the book and is in some ways more an award for the publisher than the author — they consider the design, the marketing, the whole package.  And it can be any kind of book — which is why Brooklyn‘s two competitors are A Field Guide to Newfoundland Birds and A Passamaquoddy-Maliseet DictionaryCan’t imagine how the judges will pick a winner amongst three such wildly dissimilar books.

But I’m thrilled to be on the shortlist, and this really is an appropriate award because having the right publisher has been such a big part of this book’s  particular journey.  I have no idea how things will turn out on the 14th but as they say at the Academy Awards, it’s an honour just to be nominated!


3 thoughts on “Good Stuff

  1. Congratulations on your book being nominated!

  2. Congrats, Trudie. That’s fantastic. Can’t wait to hear the result.

  3. Yay! Congratulations, Trudy! (And publisher.)

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