March 23, 2007

Hillerman wins another award

Hillerman, Sides win 2007 Spurs AwardsNovelist Tony Hillerman of Albuquerque and writer Hampton Sides of Santa Fe have won 2007 Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America.

He also won a Spur in 1987 for "Skinwalkers," another novel in the series.

2 comments:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
What the article doesn't mention is this: what was Hillerman's competition? Was he the only entry or were there others? writerfella knows that Tony Hillerman rarely enters the competition for the Friend of The Navajo Nation Award IF THERE ARE OTHER ENTRIES AND ENTRANTS. He won that award once and so far, never has competed after the fact.
Yes, he's won an Edgar (named for Edgar Allen Poe) but has he competed for such an award in every year that one of his 'Native' mysteries appeared? The answer to that question may be quite revealing...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

http://www.westernwriters.org/spur_awards.htm

The office of the Spur Award Chair would like to announce the close of the 2007 Spur Awards competition. We are pleased to report receiving a total of 436 submissions broken down by category as follows:

The office of the Spur Award Chair would like to announce the close of the 2007 Spur Awards competition. We are pleased to report receiving a total of 436 submissions broken down by category as follows:

* Short Novel  54
* Long Novel  28
* Paperback (mass market)  35
* First Novel  31
* Biography  19
* Historical  39
* Contemporary  42
* Short Fiction  67
* Short Nonfiction  41
* Juvenile Fiction  18
* Juvenile Nonfiction  10
* Storyteller  17
* Drama  3
* Documentary  9
* Poetry  18
* Audiobook  5