Tuesday, January 25, 2011

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Awe and gratitude.  And a few tears.  That is my response to the news that Hiroshima in the Morning was nominated as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

The selection committee chose a shortlist of books that give me great hope, not just for books and writers, but for who we are and what we care about as human beings.  Each book grapples with our most important subjects - death, war, friendship; each expands our universal experience by sharing it through a single, compassionate heart.  They are thoughtful, provocative and necessary.  Read them.

5 comments:

gigihawaii said...

congratulations! I just bought a Kindle and will order your book, if it is available on Kindle.

reiko rizzuto said...

Thank you! Yes, it is available on Kindle. I hope you like it.

liliannattel said...

Congratulations!

gigihawaii said...

I bought your book on Kindle and am enjoying it. More later.

reiko rizzuto said...

Thank you so much for buying it! I hope you continue to enjoy it. I am so grateful to have this nomination to help bring the stories of the atomic bomb survivors to a greater audience.