Take a moment to congratulate Cherie Priest for winning the inaugural Fiction Prize at the Blooker Awards — an award given to books that started their life, in some way, as an online entity. She won it for Four & Twenty Blackbirds, which I wrote about here.
Despite a silly award name, it’s a great win for her and for the book, which richly deserves the recognition. And speaking as someone whose novel went from blog to book, it’s a nice reminder that quality stuff can indeed start off online. Congrats to her, and also to her editor Liz Gorinsky, who acquired the novel for Tor. Liz’s reign of selecting award-winning books has started early, as you can see.