Saturday, 3 December 2011

Nero Award!

clear, mild, temps 40

Bury Your Dead just won the Nero Award here in New York City. It was given out at a gala at the MetLife building. wonderful, wonderful evening. Lots of fun - whole evening celebrating the works of Rex Stout (who, of course, created Nero Wolfe). Mr Stout's daughter and some of his grandchildrn (and even a great granddaughter) were there too.

Very, very fun evening...and what a great honour. Wow! Michael and I went with Sarah Melnyk, my publicist at Minotaur Books. she's just terrific.

I wanted you to know right away. We have some photos etc, which I'll put on the next blog entry.

We're still in new york on Sunday - having Afternoon Tea at the Plaza with someone from my british publisher, Little, Brown. Imagine that - I feel so terribly fortunate. Wow.


Beth said...

Wonderful! I lift my glass to you! (An icy cold Coke in a tiny bottle, just heavenly.)

I am so thrilled at the warm reception "Bury Your Dead" is receiving that it brings tears to my eyes--I can only begin to imagine how you're feeling.

Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

xxx Beth

John said...

Simply marvelous, Louise!! You deserve all the honors your books can garner. Just a reflection of the quality of the parts of yourself which bring these stories to life. Congratulations on another well-earned plaudit! I am so happy for you!


Laura said...

Fabulous! Can hardly wait for the next one. :)

Anonymous said...


As "Bury Your Dead" is one of my favorites among your books, this east coast American rejoices for you!


Jodi said...


(I knew you'd win).

Oh, and check out this just-published list from the NY Times of the year's favorite mysteries.

I think the "favorite cozy" has potential. :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations Louise!! It's always nice to see a Canadian do so well in the writing world. Just started reading "A Trick of the Light" and have to say so far it is my absolute favourite! Can't wait for the new book!

danielle-momo said...

Très heureuse d'apprendre cette nouvelle tout en buvant mon café dans mon mug VIVE GAMACHE.
Bon dimanche et bon thé.

Barbara, Wolfeboro, NH said...

Congratulations Louise! I LOVED Bury Your Dead, not just because of the wonderful story and characters but because I love Quebec City so much and it was such fun to find all the locales that Gamache visited. We actually found the Lit and His purely by accident on our way down to rue St Jean for supper one night! Again congratulations -- all of the accolades are truly deserved.

Mary Vehr Mumaw said...

so very happy to read of your joy as I go into my day ! Blessings as you continue to use your gift and bless the rest of us with terrific reads!

Anonymous said...

I am losing track here. How many awards have your books won now? Are there any left? Awards, know you have more books in you!


Ann in rochester

Ann from Boston said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations.

Ann from Boston

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, and thank you so much for sharing your journey with us through your blog! I feel like my friend just won the Nero award!

Melody said...

Congratulations on the Nero. What a thrilling time for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from the Midwest! This book touched me the most. You are a wonderful writer and you deserve every award. You'll need to build an addition to your home for the trophys. I don't want to wish the months away, but your next book needs to hurry and get here. (I'm so glad we met you in New Hampshire!)

Karen L.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Congratulations. I've enjoyed all your books, and just ordered my first book on my new Kindle, A Trick of Light. Can't wait to read it.

suzy said...

Hooray! ....but we all knew you were the winner!

lynneB said...

Well done, congratulations. Rightly deserved.

Cece said...

Well-deserved! Congratulations, and thanks for including us in your adventures-I feel like we are all skipping down Park Avenue with linked arms, giggling. (The cake looked pretty good, by the way.)

A. Wright said...

So very deserved, Louise, congratulations. "Bury Your Dead" knocked my socks off the first time I read it, and I continue to think about the book to this day. For me, that is a sign of great writing.


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Linda said...

Congratulations, Louise! Bury Your Dead is a brilliant piece of work, deserving of every award it has received. I've loved them all, and eagerly await The Beautiful Mystery, *and* the twinkle in your eye (#9!!!)

Beth said...

I was very pleased to see the news being spread via the Omnimystery News email, complete with a link to your blog. So you may be welcoming new visitors, to the blog and to Three Pines.

xxx Beth

Kata said...

It was such a fun evening and so enjoyable to hear your lovely acceptance speech at the Black Orchid Banquet. Thanks for the personal touch with your inscription in my copy of "Bury." I'm thrilled that you liked the limerick and so tickled that we both had crushes on the same terrific guy. I guess our husbands should be flattered that we chose them!

Anonymous said...

Just so excited to see a Canadian author get recognized for great writing!
CV in BC