The Andre Norton award is given out annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association of America for an outstanding work of fiction for young people. It’s given out as part of the Nebula Awards. (When the nice lady from the Nebula committee called me, she said this is “essentially the Nebula Award for young adult books”).
My competition this year includes many VERY big names — Paolo Bacigalupi, Suzanne Collins, Scott Westerfeld, Holly Black, Pearl North, Megan Whalen Turner, and — sheesh! — even Terry Pratchett! It is an amazing honor to be nominated in such company. My thanks to every science fiction and fantasy writer out there who voted for Hereville.
My congratulations as well to my friend (and someone who strongly influenced Hereville) Rachel Swirsky. Her novella ‘‘The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen’s Window’’ is nominated for this year’s “best novella” Nebula Award. “The Lady Who Plucked…” is an incredible story, and I would have been shocked if it weren’t nominated.