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Yesterday "The Monsters of Heaven" won the first ever Shirley Jackson Award, in the short story category.  I'm very happy, and very honored. Other winners were Laird Barron for his collection The Imago Sequence, Glen Hirshberg for "The Janus Tree," Lucius Shepard for "Vacancy," Ellen Datlow for Inferno, and Liz Hand for Generation Loss. That's great company to be in. Congratulations to everybody.

Readercon was great. I'll write a little more about it tomorrow, as today I'm beat. I just want to lie down and read.

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orrin
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, man! I heard about it last night, and I was ten kinds of excited. Victory!
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks Orrin!
lonesome_crow
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Nathan! Great news.
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you, man.
nick_kaufmann
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I was very sad I didn't get to see you on Sunday to congratulate you in person.
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
Thank, Nick. I'm disappointd about that too. Next time, I hope.
realthog
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)

Huge congrats, Nathan -- that's tremendous news. I'm singing and dancing about it.
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Youtube it! :) (And thank you.)
leethomas
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
Terrific news, Nathan! I couldn't be happier about this well-deserved win.

My geekiness compels me to wonder what the award looks like?
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
I appreciate it, Lee. And I don't know what it looks like yet; I missed the ceremony, unfortunately, and will be getting it in the mail. I'm sure someone will post a picture of it sooner or later. I hope so, because I'm curious too!
livia_llewellyn
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! :D
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the stealth phone call. Right in the middle of the ceremony! Awesome.
glamberson
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you and the other winners.
nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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nballingrud
Jul. 21st, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
mroctober
Jul. 21st, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hmm, didn't I tease you about winning?

Were you present for the ceremony?
ellen_datlow
Jul. 21st, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
He MISSED it and I had to accept for him. He tried to get a later flight at a reasonable cost but no-go.
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ext_85881
Jul. 21st, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yay, Nathan! Congratulations!
louismaistros
Jul. 21st, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's great new! I'm very happy for you -- congrats to the max!
lyndarama
Jul. 21st, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Well done: Shirley Jackson is a great writer - to win an award named after someone like that is a big achievement.

Congrats!
nballingrud
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, Lynda. Did that package ever make it to you?
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 22nd, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Nice one, Nathan. Well deserved.
benpeek
Jul. 22nd, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
grats, man
j_duncan
Jul. 22nd, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Nathan!
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