Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dundee international book prize

I made the shortlist of the Dundee International Book Prize with my novel Some Things the English. I am beyond stoked.

Congratulations to my fellow shortlistees:

Sheena Lambert, Amy Mason, Veronica Birch, Rosaliene Bacchus, Jasper Dorgan, Suzy Norman, Robin Martin, Lora Hughes, and Ben East.
 
The judges for this year's prize are Kirsty Lang, Neil Gaiman, Scott Pack, Felicity Blunt and Stuart Kelly. They've now got the task of whittling the shortlist down to the final three.

Many thanks to Literary Dundee director, Anna Day. 

Best of luck to us all!

21 comments:

Lori said...

Oh, wow! YES! YES! YES! This is it! It's amazing! Congratulations!!!!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Lori - such a fab comment to wake up to! xx

Emerging Writer said...

Neil Gaiman. Wow! Go you.

Rachel Fenton said...

I'm a bit star-struck myself, Kate! Thanks x

Donna Hosie said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

You are awesome. This is awesome. Too much awesome!!

CONGRATULATIONS - I'm so happy for you.

Rachel Fenton said...

I've got to get these comments printed on a tee-shirt! Thanks heaps!!! :)

Teresa Stenson said...

This is such happy news. I keep thinking about it here and there and getting happy off of it. I'm really intrigued by the title of the book too... oh and is it illustrated?

Lotsaluck for the next bit! x

Rachel Fenton said...

"I keep thinking about it here and there and getting happy off of it" - this is what I love about you, Teresa! Thank you!
The book isn't illustrated - but it has a specific structure that makes it visually interesting.

Thanks for being you xx

Tim Jones said...

That's fantastic news, Rachel - fingers crossed and best of luck!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks very much, Tim! I'm nervous as anything and appreciate you rooting for me!

Nuala Ní Chonchúir said...

Kudos! Brava! Well deserved, no doubt. Good luck!!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Nuala! xx

Kass said...

How wonderful!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you, Kass! Hope you're well xx

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Michelle Elvy said...

Fantastic, Rae! Fingers crossed for you... xo

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks so much, Michelle! xx

patteran said...

This is such brilliant news, Rae! That's a powerhouse of judges so all good vibes going towards you (and them) for the right decision!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Dick! It's nail-biting stuff for this Barnsley lass! :)

Shinjini Bhattacharjee said...

This is fantastic! You totally deserve it. Congratulations!

Rachel Fenton said...

Thank you so much, Shinjini! :)