Broken Monsters has made the semi-finals for the GoodReads Choice Awards Best Horror along with fellow South African Sarah Lotz’s kickass plane-crash and creepy kids novel, The Three. If you’ve got a sec, please consider voting.
Broken Monsters only made it to the semi-finals because people wrote in to request it – it wasn’t on the original longlist. That means a lot. Thank you.
Nick Harkaway did a great piece over at The Independent on how his GoodReads nomination for his novel Tigerman in the Fiction Category has forced him to acknowledge that he jolly well does care and it matters to be up against amazing writers.
Tigerman is awesome, by the way, it’s one of my favourite books I’ve read this year. But Nick also writes very candidly about what awards mean:
“Names to conjure with. Names I admire. I cannot imagine losing in better company.
I have to acknowledge, today, that I do care about this. I don’t care about winning, but I care about being seen in this way. I care about my book being alongside those books, being considered in that mode. That is something I wanted, partly without ever knowing that I wanted it, because until it happened I was pretending I was just pretending.”