Wednesday, 4 March 2009

The (Recent) Personal History of Ann Weisgarber

She too shy to toot her own horn, but our fellow MNW author, Ann Weisgarber, has enjoyed some nice successes of late.

France Loisirs, a book club in France, will feature The Personal History of Rachel DuPree as a "Avant-premiere" selection for its June, July, and August 2009 catalogue.

The Jentel Artist Residency Program awarded Ann a writing residency in Wyoming. She was there January 15 through February 13.

And Oakhill Publishing in the UK will release Ann's MNW novel, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, as an audio book in March 2009.

Go girl!

15 comments:

Tim Stretton said...

Hey, great news!

Sock it to 'em, Ann!

Ann Weisgarber said...

Doug! Thank you for posting this although I'm blushing just a tad. Tim, thank you also for your cheers. It's still hard to believe that Rachel from the South Dakota Badlands will summer in France.

Now that Doug has generously stepped forward as my band director, I'll add that Rachel DuPree is a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Best First Novel. This is heady stuff: last year Cormac McCarthy's The Road won Best Novel. I'm thrilled just to be invited to the awards dinner.

Doug Worgul said...

Awesome! I'd have put that first if I'd known. That is just way cool!

drw

Frances said...

Wow! I'm mightily impressed. Very well done, Anne!

Aliya Whiteley said...

Go Ann! Terrific news!

Len Tyler said...

Well done, Ann. Well deserved.

mags said...

Ann, this is FABULOUS news. I shall now revise all the unkind things I've said about France, lo these many years.

Mags

mags said...

Ann, this is FABULOUS news. I shall now revise all the unkind things I've said about France, lo these many years.

Mags

Brian McGilloway said...

Well done Ann and very well deserved. Good luck with the award and enjoy the dinner!

Matt Curran said...

Absolutely fantastic news, Ann. Massive congratulations on every point.
As for being a finalist in the Texas Institute of Letters' Best First Novel... You're in prestigious company (The Road was among my two favourite novels of last year), and I can't help but grin against the sheer stupidity of one Robert McCrum who thought Macmillan New Writing was such a bad idea. I wonder if McCrum was ever a finalist in anything?

Alis said...

Cool as a cool thing from a cool shop! Way to go Ann!

Doug Worgul said...

"Cool as a cool thing from a cool shop."

Only on a writers' blog would something as, well, cool as this be posted...

Ann Weisgarber said...

Thank you all. You are such a generous group of writers, and I'm lucky to be on this team. Is there any other publishing house that has writers who cheer for one another? I doubt it.

You all belong in the cool shop!

David Isaak said...

Excellent--and well-deserved!

Eliza Graham said...

Not at all surprised but thrilled to read this! Well done, Ann.