Sunday, 18 September 2011

Anthony Award!

sunny, gorgeous day - temp 20

OK, now you're probably thinking I'm making this up! I sort of suspect I am too... But just heard that BURY YOUR DEAD has won the coveted Anthony Award for Best Crime Novel!!! It's voted on at Bouchercon, this year in St. Louis.

Thank you, thank you - to everyone who voted for Bury Your Dead! Wow.

A number of awards are presented at Bouchercon, as you can tell. What a supportive community, crime writers and readers are. Celebrating each other. And I honestly am floored to have won this award. And so grateful to Sarah Melnyk, my publicist, who was recovering from a cold, who got up and accepted.

I wrote out speeches, in case Bury Your Dead should win any of the awards. Have you ever had to do that? if you have, you probably know how I felt. Like a real tool. Felt so presumptuous. Pompous. Egotistical. Felt F.I.N.E., actually.

But now I'm reeeeally glad I did it! And, Sarah, thanks for getting up and accepting -

Wow - what a time. What a remarkable, amazing period in my life. And so happy to be here with Michael, so we could celebrate together. Wow.

Had fun this afternoon doing the event at Chapters in Montreal. Saw lots of people - including many friends - and had coffee afterward with the Mounts and Susan. Great way to decompress.

Thanks to Nadine and Mathieu, of Chapters, for being so generous in hosting the event. Merci!

Off to Kitchener/Waterloo tomorrow. They've chosen Bury Your Dead as their One Book, One Community read - so I have events all Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Then fly to Victoria, BC for the western Canada swing of the tour.

Honestly? I feel I hardly need a plane. Oh, thank wonderful this feels.


danielle-momo said...

Je savais que ce n'était pas fini, que vous gagneriez d'autres prix, d'autres reconnaissnaces.
Et le concept un livre, une communauté,je trouve ca très intéressant: bon séjour.
Et Victoria: j'adore cette ville et toute l'ile de Vancouver.
Notre pays est si beau:bon voyage !

Linda Rodriguez said...

Congratulations, Louise, on both awards! You've just about swept them this year. It'a a wonderful book, and I can't wait to read A TRICK OF THE LIGHT.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for every award and notice taken by your community and the ad in the current New Yorker is well done, also.

Thank you for sharing your joy with us!

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Karen Brisbois said...

Wonderful, Congratulations. I am reading The Trick of The Light for the second time, and am stupendously pleased that Bury Your Dead, What a great story. I do not consider them mysteries, they tell such wonderful stories.

K.B. Owen said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you, Louise! Well done!

Brenda Buchanan said...

Welcome home, Louise and big congratulations to you on the Anthony and the Macavity Awards. I am so happy for your continued success. It is well-deserved.



Barbara said...

With all the awards you've won lately and the accolades on your book tour, I wouldn't blame you if you got a big head. I know you won't though, because one of the things I like about you is that you are so down-to-earth. I'm very happy for you.

Marni said...

Louise another notch on your growing belt of awards. So well reserved. Congrats from NC!

Anonymous said...

Louise, all the honors are so well deserved. I'm so happy for you!!

And, may I say that I am absolutely in awe of A TRICK OF THE LIGHT. I thought that nothing would ever top my love for BURY YOUR DEAD, but my dear - I am astounded at how much the new book touched me. I couldn't stop talking about it. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with all of us!!! We are so blessed.

lil Gluckstern said...

Yay again! What happens with Trick of the Light will be interesting too. You deserve every award you get, and the life that you are having. You write so well, and immediately engage the reader. And you are so generous with yourself. Well done.

LynneB said...

Congratulations - again - on your two most recent awards. How well deserved they are.

A week ago I finished Trick of the Light - superbly written & a wonderful tale well told.

Now I wait longingly for the next one - sigh!

Maybe on your next tour you could manage to get to Oakville, Ontario. I'm sure you would be warmly welcomed. Here's hoping.

Well done, Louise!

Candice said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations -- you certainly deserve it.


Linda said...

Congrats on the Macavity AND the Anthony AND for writing such a wonderful book, AGAIN! There's certainly a lot to chew on in A TRICK OF THE LIGHT; lots of discussion topics. The plot thickens, as they say...

Colombine said...

Félicitations! Les honneurs pleuvent assurément avec raison. Le talent ne s'invente pas, il est inné.

Profitez chère Louise!