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Three for Three!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Writing | 4 comments

 You must be my lucky star.

In late October, I found out that Snakes Can’t Run tied for the Members’ Choice Award at the Asian American Literary Awards. In all honesty, Karen Tei Yamashita‘s I-Hotel is much better than my book. I am incredibly honored to be attached to her name by sharing the prize.

Incidentally, it’s my third Members’ Choice Award. Waylaid won it in 2003 and This Is a Bust followed in 2008. So not only has every published book that I’ve written won this award, but I am the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards.

This particular award is special, the only one I care about, really. The general membership votes for their favorite book out of 50 or so, covering everything — fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Everybody gets to vote for anything.

I am incredibly honored and humbled. Thank you all so much.

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  1. Nina Ha

    You shine. 🙂

  2. Ed Lin

    couldn’t have done it without, ya, nina!

  3. D. Cheung

    Welcome done, Ed. Do keep up the outstanding work!
    DC

  4. Amanda Griffith

    Hey Ed,

    It is refreshing to see a published author volunteering the limelight so graciously after receiving recognition. Okay, I will buy yet another book!

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