I learned recently that I am a finalist for the 2013 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction for my book What the Zhang Boys Know. I am truly honored to be one of three finalists, particularly given the other nominees and the two other finalists: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers and The Right-hand Shore by Christopher Tilghman. Both of the other books have received wide recognition, and it’s amazing to me have my book considered for the same award.
The winners in all categories (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, plus several special awards) will be announced on October 19 at ceremonies in Richmond that I am really looking forward to. For a complete list of the finalists, go here.