The nominations for the 2007 Quill Awards were announced Sunday at Book Expo America, and lo and behold, Ian McDonald's Brasyl is a nominee in the science fiction and fantasy category! Brasyl has already been labeled "outstanding" in a starred review in Publishers Weekly, "magnificent" in a starred review in Booklist, called "extraordinary" by SFRevu, and proclaimed Ian McDonald's "finest novel to date" in a glowing review by Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing. Obviously, we are very happy with the reception this wonderful novel is garnering and continues to get.
For those not familiar with the Quill Awards, this is the award sponsored by Reed Business Information, parent of Publishers Weekly, and The NBC Universal Television Stations. It is billed as "the only televised literary prizes." Winners will be chosen by the Quills Voting Board, comprised of over 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians, and the Awards Program will be televised by NBC-TV’s Universal Stations on Saturday, October 27, 2007.
WNBC Anchor Perri Peltz, Publishers Weekly Editor-in-Chief Sara Nelson and Quill Awards Chairman Gerry Byrne made the announcement the last day of BEA. Cormac McCarthy's SF novel, The Road, was included in the category of General Fiction. The full list of nominees can be found here. Congratulations to all authors.