It’s all gearing up now as the winner of The Green Carnation Prize 2010 is finally (weirdly it seem like ages ago we started it and yet also only five minutes ago) announced! I am going to be busy nattering with the other lovely judges over the next 24 hours and hopefully we will all be aligned with our final choice… Though what we do if we aren’t goodness only knows! Any suggestions?
It’s been a joy to do this year, despite a little blip we don’t speak of, and I am very excited about next years which can only be bigger and better – in part as we have a good nine months to get a longlist rather than the frantic diligent one month we had this year! We’ve some announcements coming about judges for 2011, new rules and the like coming up in the next weeks and actually if you pop to the site (http://greencarnationprize.wordpress.com then you can see the shortlisted authors getting a grilling or two!!!
Now I ummed and ahhhhed about this due to previous events but I do love your feed back and so wondered if you had any thoughts on what could be done in 2011 that would make the prize better for you all? We’ve some ideas but it’s always good to hear from you lovely lot for added inspiration?
Would you like more info on the longlisting process? More quotes and insights from all the judges? More info on the books? Forums? More, or indeed less, of anything else? We want it to be really interactive and an award you all love! Or you could let us know which is your favourite book award and why? Over to you…
Note:- you can now win a copy of The Green Carnation winning ‘Paperboy’ by Christopher Fowler if you leave a comment… it’s a competition open internationally so get suggesting and commenting!