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#855 - 05/09/00 04:15 PM FINALLY !
Barbara Offline
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I've been writing for twenty years, but not once have I ever been nominated for an award...not even the Tuesday Tea Ladies' Award for Orthographic Excellence. But it's FINALLY happened. My story "The Reluctant Op" (EQ, Sept. 99) has been nominated for the Shamus Award, given annually by the Private Eye Writers of America.

The only PI story I've ever written.   ::sigh::

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#856 - 05/09/00 04:44 PM Re: FINALLY !
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When will they make the decision, Barbara (so we can keep our fingers crossed at the appropriate moment)?

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#857 - 05/09/00 05:10 PM Re: FINALLY !
David Dvorkin Offline
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Congratulations!

Damned shame that it took so long to nominate one of the best mystery writers in the biz. Hmph.

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#858 - 05/09/00 06:41 PM Re: FINALLY !
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A big virtual kiss for David. Andrew, I think the winners are announced in September, but I'm not sure about that. I need to check.

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#859 - 05/10/00 08:18 AM Re: FINALLY !
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Registered: 04/25/99
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David beat me to the sentiment; I honestly had no idea of this appalling state of affairs. I figured that surely such wonderful work must have been nominated dozens of times.

But in any case congratulations on the new turn of events!

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#860 - 05/10/00 12:26 PM Re: FINALLY !
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Registered: 04/25/99
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Congratulations! And, as noted, high time!

As for the reason for the lack of nominations: Why, just for instance, did no one connected with (so far as I know) either Cookie's Fortune or Tea with Mussolini, two of the best films of 1999, get nominated for anything by the MPAAS?

In the former, at the very least, Glenn Close should have been nominated for a Best Actress (and, you will recall, she has NEVER won even when she was nominated)...I'd have nominated Pat Neal for supporting actress, as well.

In TWM, Plowright, Smith and Cher all did excellent work and got nothing.

I can't explain it....I'm sure there are other examples of such "oversights" in every endeavour.
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#861 - 05/11/00 02:57 PM Re: FINALLY !
Barbara Offline
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The Shamus winners will be announced at Bouchercon, held this year Sept. 7-10 in Denver.

PIWA gives four awards: best hardback novel, best pb novel, best first novel, best short story -- with five nominees in each category. Of the twenty nominees this year, only three are women (the other two are in the best first novel category). I'd say the male PI has made a comeback, wouldn't you?  

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#862 - 05/11/00 03:35 PM Re: FINALLY !
PH Offline
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Registered: 11/18/99
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Congrats on the nomination, Barbara -- and best of luck!

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#863 - 05/11/00 05:35 PM Re: FINALLY !
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The Shamus winners will be announced at Bouchercon, held this year Sept. 7-10 in Denver.


And I'll be there, to jump up and down. Barbara, I assume you won't be?

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#864 - 05/11/00 11:24 PM Re: FINALLY !
Barbara Offline
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Alas, you assume correctly.

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