Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Exciting News

At last I can tell you.

Those lovely people who organise the Yeovil Prize e-mailed me a couple of weeks ago to let me know that, not only have I got a Highly commended in the short story category with “Weedkiller” but my children’s novel – the one I cryptically refer to on here as WRRW, was also highly commended in the novel category.

As a result of this I am to be awarded with the Western Gazette award for Best Local Author.

This is the second time I’ve pulled off the double like this and received this award – last time was in 2008.

So as you can imagine there are going to be corks popping tonight.

I’ll be going along to the Booker Debate at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil on the 7th October to receive my prize, so if anyone here is going to be there then let me know and I’ll look out for you.

18 comments:

  1. Woo! Fantastic news - I'm very impressed. Go you!

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  2. This is amazing!! Congratulations!

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  3. That is wonderful, what an honor! Enjoy the celebration!

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  4. Congratulations. What an achievement! Hope you have a wonderful celebration.

    Oops, I should have said hello. I've been following you for a while.

    Best wishes.

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  5. Congratulations! Gosh, a double whamie. And now I know to stop trying to puzzle out WRRW:)

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  6. Many congratulations, Kate - well done!

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  7. Kate well done!!!

    I'm going to try and make it down for this x

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  8. Thanks everyone for you kind words.

    Thomas - yes all is now revealed :-) Incidentally they refer to it as young adult in the write up but it is in fact a children's book, for the 10+ age group.

    And Emma - oh I do hope you can - it would be great to meet up with you again!

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  9. Fantastic news, Kate! Really pleased for you. Carry on like this, and they'll have to award you the Freedom of Yeovil :-)

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  10. Congratulations Kate! And looking forward to seeing you at the event.

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  11. Congratulations! Must feel fantastic :)

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  12. That's super news. What a great achievement. Well done!

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  13. Brian, looking forward to meeting you too. Which Booker book are you reviewing?

    And Carol, I see your publisher is going to be on the panel too.

    :-)

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