Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2007!

PW recently announced its picks for the best books of the year. I know, the year's not over yet. But they will have read and considered books right up until the end of the year at this point. (Consider that their reviews run two or three months before a book actually publishes.) Still, a bit early, but maybe they want to set the tone a bit.

If so, no complaints from me - Acacia made the list! They report that they reviewed six thousand books this year and narrowed that done to just 150 for the list. Nice to have made the cut. I'd say that this means something to me, sure. I'm happy. But of course there were plenty of wonderful books that did not make this list. That's just the nature of lists, though. I'm glad to be here this time.

Here's what it looked like in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror category...

Inferno, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor)
Acacia, by ME!
Ilario: The Lion's Eye, by Mary Gentle
In War Times, by Kathleen Ann Goonan
Bright of the Sky, by Kay Kenyon
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
The Winds of Marble Arch, by Connie Willis

You can see the full list here.

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Blogger Aidan Moher said...

Congrats, David!

That's some mighty fine company you're keep on that list!

A Dribble of Ink

1:00 PM  
Blogger Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

That's great news. Congratulations!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've only read one of the other's on that list, but I can say with confidence that Acacia was the stronger of the two. Less hyped, but with much more substance. Congratulations!

1:54 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

2:44 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Congrats, man. Not bad for the guy who had nobody show up to his reading in March (let the record reflect that was in Europe though). ;) Very happy for you.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Larry Nolen said...

Nice to see you made the list, David :D Perhaps it bodes well for future Best of Show noms later in the year and into next year?

7:06 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

John, thanks for the humbler...

Larry, one can hope...

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Since my name is Acacia, I'm interested in seeing what your book is all about. See what googling yourself produces at times?

-Acacia O'Connor
Poughkeepsie NY

8:32 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


Cool name! Clearly, the book is for you... One can hope, at least.

And, yeah, yeah, Googling oneself can lead to good things, but at other times I rather wish I hadn't.

But who can resist?


9:28 PM  

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