Hereville Nominated For Andre Norton Award

On February 22, 2011 · 10 Comments

I was very surprised, but also very honored, that my graphic novel Hereville has been nominated for the 2010 “Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.”

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.


10 Responses to “Hereville Nominated For Andre Norton Award”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by BarryDeutsch and Ben Lehman, Rachel Edidin. Rachel Edidin said: RT @barrydeutsch: Hereville is nominated for the Nebula Award for best kid's book! SQUEEEEE! http://tinyurl.com/4ar57ye [...]

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by BarryDeutsch and Ben Lehman, Rachel Edidin. Rachel Edidin said: RT @barrydeutsch: Hereville is nominated for the Nebula Award for best kid's book! SQUEEEEE! http://tinyurl.com/4ar57ye [...]

  3. John Snead says:

    That’s completely awesome. I hope it wins!

  4. John Snead says:

    That’s completely awesome. I hope it wins!

  5. [...] me, she said this is ‘essentially the Nebula Award for young adult books’,” Deutsch writes. Although graphic novels are specifically mentioned in the Andre Norton Award guidelines, this [...]

  6. [...] me, she said this is ‘essentially the Nebula Award for young adult books’,” Deutsch writes. Although graphic novels are specifically mentioned in the Andre Norton Award guidelines, this [...]

  7. Barry, I’ve already said this to you before, but let me offer my congratulations to you publicly. Hereville is the first graphic novel ever nominated for the Norton, and I can’t think of any graphic novel more deserving.

  8. Barry, I’ve already said this to you before, but let me offer my congratulations to you publicly. Hereville is the first graphic novel ever nominated for the Norton, and I can’t think of any graphic novel more deserving.

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