Tuesday, May 18, 2010

it's an honor just to be nominated...

...is the standard line, but this time I REALLY mean it. Because the kind people at Papertigers have nominated ME for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award!

I'm sooo flattered, though I will not be holding my breath for it...the last two Americans to win were Maurice Sendak and Katherine Patterson! Still, it's pretty fun to think my name is somewhere circling around theirs though (albeit probably in the broad periphery!).

3 comments:

Harold Underdown said...

Good for you, Grace!

Laurie Thompson said...

Congratulations, Grace, and it's well deserved! My daughter recently read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. When she finished, she closed it slowly, stared at me wide-eyed for few seconds, and said breathlessly, "I LOVE this book. It's amazing." She reads an amazing quantity of books, and very, very few get this kind of reaction from her. :)

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, Harold & Laurie!

Laurie--that is wonderful, I am really delighted your daughter enjoyed the book so much!