UK National Book Award shortlist

Dear bookish reader,

Exciting news from London this week — The Snow Child has been shortlisted for the UK National Book Award’s International Author of the Year. The awards dinner, where they will announce the winners, is Dec. 4. So I’m returning to London!

You can read more about the UK National Book Awards here.

There are several prizes given out, including UK Author of the Year, Popular Fiction and Nonfiction Books of the Year, and New Writer of the Year. All this means I might have the chance to spot someone like JK Rowling, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, or Hilary Mantel. I’m not usually one to go ga-ga over celebrities, but famous authors of fantastic books? Well, that’s a different story. And I might also have the opportunity to meet the authors of two wonderful books I’ve read recently — The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and Care Of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles.

Equally exciting, my travels to London mean I’ll have time to visit some bookstores. In case you are in the area and would like to stop by and say hello, here’s my signing schedule:

Monday Dec. 3:

9.30am    The Wallingford Bookshop   (10c St Martins Street, Wallingford)

10.45am  The Book House (93 High Street, Thame)

12.30pm  Chapter One Bookshop (136 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley)

3.00pm  The Chorleywood Bookshop (4 New Parade, Rickmansworth)

4.00pm  The Gerrards Cross Bookshop (12a Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross)

Tuesday Dec. 4:

11.00am Waterstones Guildford (71-73 High Street  Guildford, Surrey)

I hope to see some of you during my travels.



7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sardav64
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 08:38:17

    How exciting and good luck. London is lovely in December all Christmassy will the fix bags be available in the UK
    Many thanks

  2. Ann DeSalvo
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 08:58:36

    Great news. Are you still at Fireside books in Palmer? I will be visiting Wasilla next week ,I hope to buy an autographed copy .

  3. Mrs Penfold
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 09:59:36

    Good Luck Eowyn!! Fran

  4. Kerry
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 14:58:46

    Congratulations. Just being shortlisted must be quite an achievement.

  5. Nancy
    Nov 14, 2012 @ 21:15:34

    Congratulations Ewoyn! Your Alaskan friends will be cheering for you as you travel to London.

  6. sarah davis
    Nov 19, 2012 @ 08:38:12

    my typing is appalling what i meant is will the fox bags be available in the UK?
    many thanks Sarah

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