And the Winnner Is...
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To the Nation (Volume 1: The Pox Party) by HMOCL M.T. Anderson has won the National Book Award in the Young People's Literature Category for 2006. Well done all around. I have a copy of the book sitting on my desk. It is staring at me malevolently, as if to say, "Why won't you read me? You know it'll give you nightmares for weeks and quite possible twist how you view the world for the rest of your natural born life, but I won a freakin' award. Come ON!" (please read the previoius statement entirely in the voice of Gob from Arrested Development)
I'll give in eventually. I have to. Until then I think I'll just locate a nice safe picture book and cuddle up with it instead. Ah, Thumper.
Oh. In some related news, all the people nominated in the Young People's Literature Category were at my library on Tuesday. But they were there at 10:30 or so and I didn't work until 12 and... okay, so I kinda forgot to go. My bad. I'll just say that they were all YA anyway and let myself off the hook with that. Do you still love me?