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I wanted to make this post kind of special, so I am writing it from a High Place. Which is in fact the Knock in Crieff, Scotland, and I have taken pictures of the surrounding view for you. And the fact that it is blowing a gale will maybe make me keep it brief.

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knock 1

knock 2

It probably hasn’t escaped a lot of you that Code Name Verity was named a Printz Honor Book by the American Library Assoication in their Youth Media Awards announced on Monday for the year 2012. For those not savvy with the ins & outs of the ALA: the Printz is like the Newbery except it’s for young adult books. This is the highest literary honor ever given to anything I have ever written.

Remember back in May 2010, here, when I said this was the Best Damn Book I’ve Ever Written? Well, I have been writing and publishing under-the-radar books for twenty years - TWENTY YEARS - and it feels so very, very good to have one that is out there flying in the sunlight.

The full ALA Youth Media Awards list is here. There were a lot of surprises this year, and I feel extremely lucky and SO GRATEFUL to the Printz Committee for selecting CNV to be listed as one of this year’s honor books. The other honor books were Terry Pratchett's Dodger, Beverly Brenna's The White Bicycle, and Benjamin Alire Saenz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. The winner of the Printz Award for 2013 is Nick Lake for In Darkness.

printz sticker

I knew that one of the perks would be SILVER STICKERS. But I didn’t realize there would be so many flowers involved!

printz flowers
double roses

And now my hands are frozen, so I’m hiking back down the Knock to continue revising the next book.

Love to all.

Date: 2013-01-30 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachelmanija.livejournal.com
I called it! Okay, what I actually called was that you'd win the Newbery. But close enough.

Congratulations! You deserved it.

Date: 2013-01-30 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steepholm.livejournal.com
Congratulations! Being of them that furthest fall behind I've only just got around to reading it, but I'm very glad I did.

Date: 2013-01-30 10:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 3rdragon

(I was JUST thinking of you. If you can't guess why, you'll find out soon enough.)

Date: 2013-01-30 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
Gorgeous photos all--and congratulations!

Date: 2013-01-30 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-cheney.livejournal.com
I love seeing all those gold stars ;o) (And the silver sticker!)
Edited Date: 2013-01-30 11:21 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-02-01 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] j-cheney.livejournal.com
Stole it! Now that's love ;o)

Date: 2013-01-30 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blog.sarahlaurence.com (from livejournal.com)
It's an honor well deserved, and I wasn't at all surprised. It encourages me to learn that it took you 20 years to write as well as that. I'm looking forward to the next book. Gorgeous photos too.

Date: 2013-02-01 12:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com
Well, you're not a writer who does Novel 2, same as first Novel only the names change. So the readers who want THAT in a series will be disappointed. Everyone else will cherish following you along in what else you want to show and highlight.

Date: 2013-01-30 11:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
That is awesome. My local public library bought a copy because I requested it, which did not stay on the shelves for more than a day, probably because of the beautiful cover, but they bought a second copy because the first developed a permanent waiting list, which couldn't have happened unless kids were recommending it to each other. They now have 17 holds on first copy returned of 2 copies, and two more copies on order.

Date: 2013-01-30 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wcg.livejournal.com

Date: 2013-01-31 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiboribi.livejournal.com

Date: 2013-01-31 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosaleeluann.livejournal.com
You are awesome and so are your books--all of them, I don't care whether they have a sticker :D. In fact, I was just telling a friend of mine today to read Winter Prince for her Adolescent Literature class. :D

Date: 2013-01-31 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meener.livejournal.com
mazel tov!! \(^-^)/

Date: 2013-01-31 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lnbw.livejournal.com
Congratulations! I was so excited when I heard you'd won. (Well, that CNV had won.)

Date: 2013-01-31 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
As you know, CODE NAME VERITY is the Newbery winner of my heart. I couldn't be happier for you!

Date: 2013-01-31 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zalena.livejournal.com
It is an amazing book and I couldn't be happier for the attention your work is finally getting. I hope the backlist gets some long deserved sunlight, too.

Date: 2013-02-01 12:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com
Banzai, banzai, banzai!!

Date: 2013-01-31 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jess-ka.livejournal.com
Big congrats! It is very deserved!

Date: 2013-01-31 01:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com
Congratulations 16th! I love the huge amount of star stickers from favourable reviews around CNV, too. And ooo did they go for the good florists there, lovely ^^.

Were you wearing your wartime coat in the picture?

Date: 2013-02-01 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com
Especially hiking in the cold *nod* It looks lovely, and I like your brooch

Date: 2013-02-01 06:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] estara.livejournal.com
Oh that's lovely! Great selection of appropriate goodies in their giftshop.


Date: 2013-02-01 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ext-1627524.livejournal.com (from livejournal.com)
Code Name Verity was the most extraordinary book I read last year. I'm so glad it won a prize.

Printz Honor

Date: 2013-02-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shawn eckman sipe (from livejournal.com)
Congratulations from a Central Pennsylvanian-turned-Seattle librarian. I heard the news as it was announced here. Keep up the great work!
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Date: 2013-03-27 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nicole (from livejournal.com)
I LOVED Code Name Verity! I'm recommending it to everyone I know. I look forward to rereading. Congratulations on all your well-deserved awards and accolades.


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