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Award Updates!

Over the last few months I’ve mentioned various awards that some of my books have been up for or won. Here’s some more news and a few award photos for you.

It’s been a particularly exciting time for Steelheart as it has been nominated (along with The Rithmatist) for the 2016 Oklahoma Sequoya Award (one of the oldest book awards in the country) as well as the 2015–2016 South Carolina Young Adult Book Awards. It has also won the 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award (6–8 grade category), which is a statewide student choice award, and has been named an honor book in the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers. (Pictured below.)

Georgia Peach, Steelheart

Thanks to the community at reddit (/r/fantasy) who voted and selected Words of Radiance as the Best Novel of 2014 and made it so I get to hang this awesome dagger on my wall!


I posted a few weeks back about Words of Radiance winning the 2015 Audie from the Audio Publishers Association. Michael Kramer and Kate Reading did such a phenomenal job bringing this story to life. I’m honored to have their voices lent to the Stormlight Archive.

2015 Audie for Words of Radiance

Finally, this week is the last chance to vote for the David Gemmell Legend Award. Words of Radiance is nominated, and The Way of Kings won back in 2011. Best of luck to all the nominees!

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