Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Conversation with Nancy at Boston College

The Foundation for Children's Books will be sponsoring A Conversation with Nancy Werlin next Tuesday, December 1, as part of their Author/Illustrator Series. The proceedings kick off at 7:30 p.m. at Vanderslice Hall on the Boston College campus, with Karen Kosko moderating. The event includes book signings and sales from the Children's Book Shop. Click on the link above for more info, and get yourself registered!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tune in to National Book Awards on Saturday

The taping of the 60th National Book Awards will be broadcast on C-Span Book TV this Saturday, November 21, at 9 p.m. EST.

Make yourself comfortable before Gore Vidal starts talking -- he'll be a while. Fortunately, Nancy gets across her point and her passion in a scant two minutes. Vidal's and Dave Eggers' awards will come first, then Nancy will be up third to deliver the Young People's Literature Award to 2009 winner Phillip Hoose. So your patience will pay off...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

National Book Awards!

Nancy and I are in New York and getting ready before cabbing over to Cipriani's for the National Book Awards. Nancy, of course, will be delivering the award for Young People's Literature, which she is greatly looking forward to. One writer is going to be very happy, and I imagine the other four finalists will have pretty special evenings as well.

My role is to show up and eat, accompany Nancy to the party afterwards, and generally be arm candy. Which I might pull off, if disguised in formal wear. I'm anticipating a good night...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Massachusetts Book Awards honor for Impossible

On Wednesday we'll wander into Boston, where Nancy will be receiving a Children's/Young Adult Honor for Impossible at the 9th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. Nice for her to be recognized in our own backyard.