Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ROSE TREMAINE 2008 ORANGE PRIZE WINNER

The Orange Party at the Royal Festival Hall.

It was such an amazing experience and one I'll never forget. Right now if I never see another pair of high heels it will be too soon. My feet are THAT sore...

My agent Dorian Karchmar and my UK editor Jason Arthur.
Everyone was thrilled that LOTTERY was short listed for the Orange Prize and when Rose Tremaine was announced as the winner for her novel THE ROAD HOME we knew hers was a well deserved win.
So it's a day off tomorrow, then packing and after that the long plane ride home.
Thank you ORANGE PRIZE COMMITTEE for a fabulous experience.
Much Aloha to you all.

21 comments:

pierre l said...

I am sorry you didn't win the prize, but I shall definitely be buying your book this weekend. And thanks again for all those lovely pictures.

theamateurbookblogger said...

Rose Tremain's first novel was published in '76.She was previously nominated in 2004. What an incredible experience to have been shortlisted alongside her eleventh book. Congratulations and who knows what your future holds? Looks like you had an awesome time in England and you look fabulous in the photos. Safe travels back. While you're adjusting to jet lag next week, we'll be off to the shops to get the paperback of LOTTERY.

Janet said...

Congratulations for getting that far, Pat.

Your pilot forgot to pick me up... :o(

Stephen Parrish said...

When you were short-listed you became a winner.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you ARE a winner!!! What an amazing journey,
and it has only just begun!! Congratulations!!!!!
YOU ROCK!! Mary

Kanani said...

what a great experience --one that you'll remember your entire life. I'm thrilled for you.

by the way, there's an interview with you over here on blogcritics.org that'll also be on my blog and the writerly pause later on. (blogcritics got it first).

Chumplet said...

You will always be a winner to us, in so many ways.

Lisa said...

Congrats! You're the best!

Janna Qualman said...

Congrats on your nomination and involvement, Patricia. And I love your fantastic outfit in those photos!

Holly Kennedy said...

Congrats for making the shortlist. That alone is huge, Pat.
So glad you had fun!

Sayuri said...

I'm sorry you are not a winner,but I'm happy you are nominated.
That's great.
And I love your pictures of your trip.
Enjoy the rest of your stay!

Adrienne said...

Well . . . while I am sorry you didn't win . . . I still am wildly jealous of you so that must mean you are doing something right.

Seriously though, hon, congrats again on the nomination! You deserved it, and I have no doubt there will be many other opportunities to show them Orange jurors what you are made of (which, just for clarification, is awesomeness). You is a force to be reconed with!

And hon, next time, there is nothing wrong with flats.

ChrisEldin said...

Everyone has expressed all the appropriate sentimentalities. So ditto all that stuff.

Let's focus on next year. Where are you in terms of secondary characters and sub-plots? How's your editing coming along? Filling in those plot holes? Sprucing up those verbs? Because we want to see an Orange on your boat.....
:-)

laughingwolf said...

even with your not winning, pat, orange remains my fave color ;)

well done, ragrdless....

Bookfool said...

You are still a winner in a million ways. LOTTERY is awesome and being shortlisted is such a huge honor. Wishing you a safe journey home!

Sustenance Scout said...

Patricia you are so gracious! Glad you were able to attend and that you enjoyed yourself! K.

Maprilynne said...

Oh Pat! I just got done reading the last few entries and it looks like you had the most wonderful time! Congrats on being shortlisted and, of course, you know you won the prise in all of our minds right . . . right? ;)

*hugs*

Aprilynne

A Novel Woman said...

You always have been, and always will be, a winner. Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. Well done!

David Isaak said...

Well, I said I had two horses in this race, you and Rose.

I would have preferred to see you snag it, of course, but there's no shame in losing to Ms. Tremaine; I think she's one of the great writers of the late 20th century. And how many novels does she have? Ten? Twenty?

Hell, you're just getting rolling...!

Bernita said...

Never mind. You were OUR pick and our WINNER.

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