Friday, September 26, 2008

Washington State Book Awards

Always a bridesmaid... coming home to Seattle this morning, I learned that The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry was named a finalist in the general non-fiction category for the Washington State Book Awards. Like the Oscars, it really is an honor to be nominated. The winner in the non-fiction category was David R. Montgomery, a University of Washington professor of geomorphology who was named one of 25 winners of a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation this week. He won the award for his book, "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations." If the award has to go to someone else, it's nice that he's a genius.

The rest of the winners and finalists are listed in this Seattle Post-Intelligencer story. And now, I'm off to go write in the Writer's Room at the library...

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Anonymous Sheri said...

Congrats, Kat, that IS quite an honor!

I'm going to try to come Monday night--I want to get a copy of your book for my sister who did the Paris trip with me. Hope to see you then!

September 26, 2008 at 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Congrats - i think being nominated is a huge honor. Well done!

September 26, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Nik Snacks said...

Yes, yes...congraaatulations! So when the next printing come out, you can put that on the cover ;)

September 26, 2008 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yay Kat! Congratulations!

September 29, 2008 at 1:08 PM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Yeah, that's great. I still think you should have won the James Beard Award!!!

September 29, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

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