Thursday, January 14, 2010

Story Prize Nominees--More Mueenuddin, plus Blog Newcomers Victoria Patterson and Wells Tower

Here are the nominees for the sixth annual Story Prize. I know the prize, know who Larry Dark is (an anthologizer) and it says the founder of the program is Julie Lindsey, whose name I did not recognize (but now I'll know it in this context). It all seems very official, yet also slightly home-made. I'm sad that I don't have a prize to give out...yet.

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin Yes, you know the drill--he's appearing at Boswell on Wednesday, January 20th. But why not link to our web site and order a signed copy. Request pickup and then we'll follow up and do a phone order.

Drift, by Victoria Patterson. This is a book we brought in but since ignored, perhaps unfairly. We haven't been able to sell a copy yet either, so reviewers might also have missed the boat. It's a glimpse into the lives of the privileged of Newport Beach. We brought in two more, to make a nominee display.

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, by Wells Tower. Who can't love a book about boozy dreamers? This did pretty well at Boswell in hardcover. We took a return on the hardcover this week. Won't that customer be distraught when they realized they lost their chance at owning a possible prizewinner! Paperback is releasing shortly.

The pick the nominees and then three judges (including A. M. Homes) pick the winner. The winer gets $20,000 and the runners up $5000.
The winner will be announced on March 3rd.

1 comment:

Larry Dark said...

Daniel,

Thanks for the post about The Story Prize. It's great that you're making a nominee display in Boswell. Of course, we'd love to see more bookstores do this.

Larry Dark
Director, The Story Prize