Saturday, November 14, 2009

One of the Best Books of 2009?

NaNoWriMo news first. Tomorrow is the halfway mark. So theoretically, everyone should have 25,000 words completed. I'm already over that, but then I am aiming for a full count of at least 60,000 rather than 50,000, so by tomorrow night I want to be on 30,000. Hmm. We'll see.

Today I had a write-in with some of the Kuala Lumpur NaNoWriMo folk, including a 14 year old. Lovely to see! They all write rings around me, mind you; I blame it on being ancient...

And here's something interesting. You may remember the kerfuffle recently about Publisher's Weekly and their list of the Best Books of 2009, where there wasn't a single book by a woman author listed. A bit odd, seeing as women writers produced some wonderful books this year. Anyway, I was really chuffed to see the Guerilla Girls on Tour have produced their own list of great books by women writers for 2009, and blow me down if The Last Stormlord wasn't up there! Which was pretty amazing considering the Guerilla Girls are an American theatre collective, and The Last Stormlord hasn't been published in the States yet!

There are good days pretty often, and this was one of them.
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4 comments:

Jo said...

That is pretty amazing isn't it? I wonder how you will do when the book is published over here?

Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

Hi Glenda!

I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that Guerrilla Girls on Tour was just republishing the WILLA wiki list of Great Books by Women that Publisher’s Weekly Missed in 2009. Folks should feel free to browse and add other great titles to our open edit response!

http://willalist.wikia.com/wiki/The_WILLA_List_Wiki

yours,
Danielle (who typo-ed above :))

Danielle Pafunda
Outreach Committee Chair
WILLA Women in Letters and Literary Arts
www.willaweb.org

walkingbush said...

Well done Glenda! Guerrilla Girls have been active in the arts since the 1980s. I went to a lecture they gave in Santa Barbara in the 1990s