Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Anthony Award Nominees

I am absolutely delighted to post the list of this year's Anthony Award nominees. I'm particularly thrilled because I'm on the list in the Best Paperback Original category.

This is just the coolest news. I am more excited than I can even begin to convey. When I saw the e-mail last week letting me know STATE OF THE ONION had been nominated, I stared at the Inbox for a long two seconds. I mean, the sender was "awards_at_ bouchercon" and the message title was "Congratulations." Disbelief was my first response. I thought maybe there had been a problem with the ballot I sent in and they had a question. But then why the congratulations? My middle daughter was in the next room settling an argument about who voiced which character in the animated Anastasia.

Staring at this Inbox, I could only ask, "What?!?" and my daughter said, "Yeah, it was Angela Lansbury," and I reached for the mouse to click, saying, "What?!?" again. My daughter was convinced I was questioning her. Well, at least until I opened the e-mail and started the full-blown exclamations of joy. Then she started to understand that maybe I was talking about something else ;-)

In any case, I'm posting the entire list here. I am humbled to be in the company of such wonderful writers and I'm just delighted to be part of this amazing honor. Voting will take place at Bouchercon 2009 in Indianapolis in October. This promises to be a fun conference!

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Here we go...

2009 Anthony Award Nominations

Best Novel

Trigger City by Sean Chercover [William Morrow]
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly [Little, Brown and Company]
Red Knife by William Kent Krueger [Atria]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny [Minotaur]

Best First Novel

Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris [Minotaur]
Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer [Doubleday]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Death of a Cozy Writer by G. M. Malliet [Midnight Ink]
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith [Grand Central]

Best Paperback Original

The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins [Hard Case Crime]
Money Shot by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]
State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy [Berkley]
In a Dark Season by Vicki Lane [Dell]
South of Hell by P. J. Parrish [Pocket Star]

Best Short Story

“The Night Things Changed” by Dana Cameron from Wolfsbane and Mistletoe [Ace]
“A Sleep Not Unlike Death” by Sean Chercover from Hardcore Hardboiled [Kensington]
“Killing Time” by Jane K. Cleland from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November)
“Skull and Cross Examination” by Toni L. P. Kelner from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (February)
“Scratch a Woman” by Laura Lippman from Hardly Knew Her [William Morrow]
“The Secret Lives of Cats” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (July)

Best Critical Nonfiction Work

African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey [McFarland]
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries by Kathy Lynn Emerson [Perseverance Press]
Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography by Jeffrey Marks [McFarland]
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale [Walker & Company]

Best Children’s/Young Adult Novel

The Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein [Random House]
Paper Towns by John Green [Dutton Juvenile]
Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson [Delacorte]
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart [Little, Brown]
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash by Wendelin Van Draanen [Knopf]

Best Cover Art

Death Was the Other Woman designed by David Rotstein and written by Linda L. Richards [Minotaur]
Death Will Get You Sober designed by David Rotstein and written by Elizabeth Zelvin [Minotaur]
The Fault Tree designed by David Rotstein and written by Louise Ure [Minotaur]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo designed by Peter Mendelsund and written by Stieg Larsson [Knopf]
Money Shot designed by Steve Cooley and written by Christa Faust [Hard Case Crime]

Special Service Award

Jon and Ruth Jordan
Ali Karim
David Montgomery
Gary Warren Niebuhr
Sarah Weinman


Austin said...

Congratulations once again!

Vicki Lane said...

Congratulations, Julie! I'm excited to be there with you!

Bear Chick said...

Congratulations Julie! You totally deserve it.

Picks By Pat said...

Way to go! Hope you win.

Julie Hyzy said...

Thanks so much! I'm just amazed and excited. Thanks for stopping by and Congrats to you too, Vicki!!

Hope to see you all in Indy!