Monday, 14 December 2009

Maggie Dana longlisted

I'm delighted to announce yet another MNW longlisting. Maggie Dana's Beachcombing is on the long list for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Novel of the Year Award. If you scroll down, you'll see her title on the list, which also includes Nicholas Sparks, Santa Montefiore and Louise Bagshawe.

Congratulations, Maggie! Fingers crossed for the next stage: the shortlisting of six titles in February next year.

14 comments:

Frances Garrood said...

This is fantastic news, Maggie! Many congratulations.

Ann Weisgarber said...

I just got off the phone with Maggie and at this point she's in a daze and doesn't quite understand that this nomination is especially a huge achievement for a debut novelist.

Not only is this a honor for Maggie, but it's a win for Macmillan New Writing. Congratulations!! We'll be cheering for you to make the shortlist. Well deserved.

Maggie Dana said...

Thanks, Ann and Frances. At this point, my daze has turned into a wine haze. Nothing like a glass of plonk beside a roaring fire, especially after I lugged and stacked all the wood myself.

Tim Stretton said...

Well done, Maggie! Brilliant news.

[basks in reflected glory...]

Aliya Whiteley said...

Congrats Maggie! Utterly cool.

Maggie Dana said...

Eliza:

Thanks for posting this. It's a day later and I'm still in shock. This is a very unexpected turn of events, and I'm honoured and thrilled to be a part of it. Will now have to park my brain in neutral for the next two months.

Mags

RDJ said...

Excellent news. Congratulations!

David Isaak said...

Way to go, Maggie!

Brian McGilloway said...

Congrats Maggie - that's a nice early Christmas present!

Len Tyler said...

Congratulations, Maggie. Fingers crossed for the next stage!

suroopa said...

Congratulations, Maggie! And as Ann said, it brings good cheer to MNW and its future!

Matt Curran said...

Huge congrats, Maggie

And another success for the imprint! I have everything crossed that the nomination turns into an award...

Alis said...

Brilliant, Maggie, many congratulations. Like everybody else, II'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the shortlist. Merry Christmas!

Deborah Swift said...

Just heard this news - I read Beachcombing about a month ago - the paperback had got into my local supermarket in the Lake District somehow, and I recognised the cover straight away and added it to my trolley of cat food, washing powder and other mundane groceries. I found it a great read and aspects of it were very familiar so I passed it on to a friend who has just had a torrid affair and whose life may have resonances with the book!
Congratulations and best wishes for the next stage.