Thursday, 13 January 2011

Ann Weisgarber wins Langum Prize for Historical Fiction

The Langum Charitable Trust has just announced the winner and other highly commended novels for the 2010 Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction.
The prize is awarded annually to the "best book in American historical fiction that is both excellent fiction and excellent history."

And the winner is Macmillan New Writer Ann Weisgarber with "The Personal History of Rachel DuPree."


Congratulations Ann,
thoroughly well-deserved.
 

16 comments:

RDJ said...

Congratulations, Ann! Well deserved.

suroopa said...

Hearty congratulations! One of the finest to come out of the MNW stables and certainly one of the best I have read in recent times.

Ann Weisgarber said...

Deborah, thank you so much for this. Thank you, too, RDJ and Suroopa. I really appreciate your cheers.

The prize came as a surprise. It was posted on the Langum website and thanks to good old google alerts, I saw it. It was one of those is-this-real? moments.

I've been very quiet on the blog but have been reading along, enjoying the back and forth of the questions and answers. I've had to knuckle down with my writing, but I'm determined to be more of a presence again. Thanks for not giving up on me.

Tim Stretton said...

I'm so pleased for you, Ann! Rachel DuPree is such a good book that it deserves the acclaim. Well done!

Aliya Whiteley said...

AWESOME!

Matt Curran said...

Great news, Ann. And thoroughly deserved too!

Frances Garrood said...

Ann - that is wonderful news, and so well deserved. Many congratulations.

FLB said...

Congrats, Ann!

Len Tyler said...

Congratulations, Ann! Great news.

Ciara said...

Yay! Well done, you clever thing!!!!!

C. N. Nevets said...

Congratulations, Ann!

Eliza Graham said...

Wonderful news

Terry Morgan said...

Congratulations, Ann -- wonderful news.

Brian McGilloway said...

Great news, Ann. Congratulations and very well deserved.

Alis said...

Many, many congratulations Ann! I'm so pleased for you!

Ann Weisgarber said...

I really appreciate your congratulations. This prize -- American Historical Fiction -- for a book first published in England is ironic. I consider it a victory for Macmillan New Writing as well as for my U.S. publisher.