Saturday, 30 April 2011

Agatha!!!!


Washington, DC

BURY YOUR DEAD has just won the Agatha for Best Novel at this year's Malice domestic. The only series to ever win 4 Agathas. I am so thrilled. And SO deeply grateful to not only the readers, of course - but my fellow writers, for being so understanding and so generous. And tolerant.

Yippeee!!!

And my fellow Canadian, Mary Jane Maffini, won for Best Short Story! Here's a photo of us together! Yippee....Oh, I might have said that before.

Wish I could say I was off to celebrate - but it's almost midnight and we're going to crawl into bed and go to sleep smiling. And doing our sums.

28 comments:

John said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!

John.

A said...

Louise,
Woo Hoo!!! I told you, Bury Your Dead is your best one yet. So thrilled for you.
Alyce Kay
Kansas City, MO

Beth said...

I'm so happy for you, and proud, and delighted. Thanks for sharing the joy with us.

Diane said...

Congratulations - you and your book so deserve it!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations, well deserved.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Cyndy said...

Wonderful news! And another wonderful newsletter. Have fun in PA. I will be nursing my wounds, wondering how my word count fell so far short! Happy Spring!

Kay said...

Congratulations, Louise! I'm not surprised. BURY YOUR DEAD was a phenomenal book!

Harbingerdc said...

Congratulations!! No surprise, though, as the Bury Your Dead was stunningly good!

Linda said...

Well done!!!SO happy for you! Yippee, indeed!
;)

carrie said...

Excellent - it's my favorite (so far)! Can't wait for August!

A Novel Woman said...

Congratulations! As a new reader, I'm only halfway through the series (which I'm thoroughly enjoying) but now I'm more excited than ever to get to BYD!

danielle-momo said...

Félicitations!...
Je suis très heureuse pour vous,vous le méritez amplement.

Colombine said...

Félicitations! Congratulations! C'est fantastique! Une récompense amplement méritée, j'en suis certaine. J'ai bien hâte de le lire :))

K said...

So pleased and so proud -- for you and the best book thus far! Yippee, indeed!

Karen, Twice Loved Books

Pam said...

Liz and I are just thrilled for you receiving a very well deserved fourth Agatha.

Pam
AKA Jamie Tremain

Donna said...

Congratulations, Louise!! Can't wait till Trick of Light comes out..

Donna

Hélène said...

Bravo, c'est bien mérité. Toutes mes félicitations.

darlene said...

Wow, Louise! You have really hit your stride with this book. Congratulations! Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!

Thanks, too, for what I think is your best newsletter yet. I cried at the Royal Wedding, too. So moving, so fabulous.

And if you can do it (don't have any idea how) "keep calm and carry on" as they say in the UK.

Again, YAY!

Lisa May said...

Oh, marvellous - adding my congratulations! and thank you for such great posts from Malice, giving us a real sense of being there (which I hope to do someday!)

Anonymous said...

Louise! Yippee!!! It is one of my all time favorites in the series. Can't wait for Trick of the Light!! Congratulations!!!

martha said...

I really wish I could heave been there to share the excitement. What bothers me the most is that I live only fifteen minutes away from the Malice place... If I were well, I would have been there every day! And, as I told Mary Jane (Maryjane), I would feel great next to her. I am only 4'10'' ..

Now, on to reread all the Three Pines books so that A Trick of the Light follows neatly.

Once again, congratulations!!!

Linda Gray said...

Four Agathas, wow! Many congratulations!!! Now I really can't wait to read Bury Your Dead.

Larry Marshall said...

Amazing, Louise. I can't imagine a more deserving author. I've just posted something of a tribute to you on my website:
http://www.larrydmarshall.com/louise-penny-wins-another-agatha-award/

Liz said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I held "Bury Your Dead" in my hand this morning while being photographed in my latest sweater for a design submission. Hope the editor notices the title.

Louise Penny Author said...

Hi all,

Thank you! And it was a privilege to have you with me at Malice, and on the dais at to receive the Agatha. Thanks for holding my hand. And Liz, thanks for holding the book!!! And to all of you who pre-ordered A Trick of the Light - thank you!

bgpringle said...

Congratulations Louise. 4 Agatha's in a row, and so well deserved! And now for A Trick of the Light - I can't wait.

glenys said...

Somehow I missed this amazing news about the Agatha until just now - I'm so delighted for you, as it's well deserved. Congrats, too, to Mary Jane Maffini - Canucks rule, yes? :-)

Marilyn, la Californienne said...

Fabulous, Louise! Congratulations! I've read BURY YOUR DEAD twice (so far) and couldn't agree more with this honor. What an elegance you bring to words -- and then you top it off with little winks of humor and intrigue. Perfect! Four Agathas? Let's go for forty-four!