“Gods” Wins APALA Honor Award!
I was thrilled to learn that The Gods of Heavenly Punishment won the honor award for fiction in the 2014 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature (APAAL)!. The Asian/Pacific American Librar- ians Association (APALA) is an affiliate of the American Library Association, and the AAAL awards promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are given in five categories, based on literary and artistic merit. Just as cool is that I won in the same category as Ruth Ozeki–one of my literary heroes–who won the fiction award for A Tale for the Time Being (and was also shortlisted for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award). Such an honor to be mentioned in the same paragraph!
To read the complete list of winners–and about APALA in general–go here.
[And read this!]