The Untelling wins a prize!

Okay, for some of you this may sound familiar. But here’s the *official* announcement: The Untelling has been awarded the Lillian C. Smith Award for New Voices. I’m pretty excited about it. Lillian Smith was a writer with a conscience, which, I think, is the most important attribute of a writer. Past winners include Alice Walker, Maddison Smartt Bell, Ernest Gaines. The awards ceremony is October 15th in Athens, GA.

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18 Responses to The Untelling wins a prize!

  1. Jackie says:

    Mucho congrats! You’ve joined the ranks of some very esteemed writers.

  2. Ruth says:

    You Go Girl!

  3. Congratulations Tayari!

  4. STEPHANIE says:

    You are magnificent! Are the festivities open to the public or do I need an invite? Am I still gonna see you for my birthday?

  5. Ladylee says:

    Congratulations and good for you. I’m not surprised… Shoot, I may go read The Untelling one more time!!!

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  7. Amy says:

    Congratulations. That is a wonderful achievement.

  8. Tammee says:

    Congratulations! Last time I wanted to say it, but the post was gone :)

  9. Angela Henry says:

    Congratulations! You must be so excited ; ).

  10. Anquinetta says:

    Kudos, T! You’re in excellent company, as always. ~Q
    And as for book suggestions . . . I posted my next few reads on my blog a few posts back. Take a look. You may have read them all because only a couple of them are new releases, but maybe not. If you’ve already read them feel free to post a comment sharing your thoughts.
    In sisterhood,

  11. Hey Tayari–Much congratulations to you. It’s a great book and you deserve all honors and blessings that flow from it. Hope you’re doing well.
    Best to you,

  12. Karama says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for your comment on “So what can I do”!

  13. Dianne says:

    Wonderful news – congratulations! One of the co-authors, Ray Gavins, of the books from the most recent award year – was on leave in Washington at the Wilson Center when I was there. As someone has already said, you join quite an incredible list of winners.

  14. Rod Heard says:

    Congratulations T. I’m so proud of you. Keep it up.

  15. Congradulations Tayari!
    I’m really happy for you. You’ve earned a great prize. I hope that you win more of your mind and your writings. :-)
    Rock on and Shine on!
    Christopher Donshale Sims a.k.a. UniverSouLove

  16. Judy says:

    Congratulations! The Universe is responding.

  17. Deborah says:

    Excellence is simply a habit for you, T. Congratulations and keep on keepin’ on!!

  18. We here at Urban-Reviews would like to congratulate you on receiving this wonderful award (since its 2:15am, it’s pretty safe to say that you were probably handed this award a few hours ago). This goes to a most deserving person for a book that is equally deserving. Congrats to an author who was our first feature interview for our website! ~smiles~ Keep up the good work, T!