3.08.2007

Icebergs named a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award finalist



The lovely Rebecca Johns and her debut novel, Icebergs, have been named a finalist for the 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. She joins fellow Goat Daniel Alarcon as a PEN/Hemingway finalist.

The PEN New England site hasn't officially posted the news, but former Dallas Morning News book critic Jerome Weeks announced it on his blog, BookDaddy. So I'm breaking the news here.

Unconfessed by Yvette Christianse was the other finalist, and Brief Encounters with Che Guevara by Ben Fountain took home the prize.

8 comments:

traca de broon said...

Congratulations, TLB! Lumpy and I were just saying over pie and ice cream how happy we are for you. Sorry I'll miss you when you're out here.

T-bone said...

Yes! This is wonderful news! A celebration is in order--maybe traca and grendel can join on webcam.

Trevor Jackson said...

WOOOOO!! Congratulations!! I rarely use exclamation points!!!

That is AWEsome, TLB.

Grendel said...

Spectacular news! I'm bowled over. Now, TLB, can we do the interview?! CONGRATS!!

Jane said...

Wonderful news! Huge congrats. When are you coming east?? Would love to see you...

Two Iowa people nominated in one year. Tee hee! I can just hear the MFA-programs-especially-Iowa-are-pure-evil set seething.

El Gordo de Amore said...

Congrats --you must feel as cool as Glenn Tipton (ask Brando).

Are you coming up here for the award?

TLB said...

Thanks guys. No one was more surprised than I was.

Yes, I'm coming to Boston at the end of the month. And yes, Grendel, if you still want to do the interview, I'm game.

bR said...

Fantastic, TLB. Big congrats!