Monday, April 25, 2011

Awesome Aussies!

They've nominated THE PERICLES COMMISSION for the Ned Kelly Award!




I've always wanted to visit Australia. Now I have a legitimate business reason to do so! I wonder if they'll let a shark swim through the Panama Canal?

18 comments:

Marty said...

Congratulations to Gary Corby! However, I must admit, that I do not understand the swimming shark comment.

Sarah W said...

That's wonderful news!

The Pericles Commission is a terrific story.

Enjoy Australia! Avoid the jellyfish!

girlseeksplace said...

Congratulations!

Steve Ulfelder said...

My wife and I almost never read the same books, but we both loved PERICLES COMMISSION. Well done, Gary!

Joelle said...

Wohoo! I keep forgetting that I bought this and have it in my "comfort" drawer for when I need something really special. Maybe today is the day to break it out. Congrats, Gary!

pierre l said...

Congratulations to Gary and his lovely agent (also remebering the pre-publication saga).
I agree with Sarah W -- it's a great story and I'mm looking forward to book 2).
With regard to the shark reference, see "the query shark" in the sidebar.

jesse said...

Congrats, I'm jealous.
Take pictures, please.

Michael G-G said...

Yay for Gary!

Your fellow Australian sharks await. Who knows, you may decide to stay?

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Congratulations Gary! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi! Janet, let us know early if you're going to visit.

Gary Corby said...

Thank you everyone! And Pierre is right, I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Janet, and all the fine people at FinePrint who work behind the scenes, and many friends who've helped me with critiques and research, and some terrific editors, and...just piles of support from lots of people.

Taymalin said...

Yay!I just read (and loved) that book. I'm glad to see it getting the recognition it deserves.

EEV said...

Congratulations, Gary!
P.S. Aren't sharks always welcomed in Australia? I bet you'd feel like home :)

Joyce said...

Congratulations to Gary! And you too!

Cab Sav said...

It's not getting through the Panama Canal you have to worry about. You know that we eat shark over here, don't you. When the sharks aren't eating us.

Come on over. We're a nice bunch, although some of us have a weird sense of humor.

Congrats Gary.

ToniL said...

Fantabulous book, clever man, jealous as hell, next year for sure, ha ha.
Janet - You're one shark who will be very welcome in Oz. I'd offer a bed if I had one, but you probably won't make it to Brisbane. Hope you enjoy the trip and tell the folk back home we don't have too many kangaroos roaming the streets.
Tonia

Julia B said...

Brilliant!

I'm so looking forward to reading this book. It's been on my Wishlist for ages!

And Australia rules. Not that I'm biased or anything ^_^

Alli Sinclair said...

Congrats to you and Gary and all the team at FPL. Gary can certainly write a fabulous story!

We'd love to have you in Australia. Our sharks are very friendly. And we promise not to force feed you Vegemite. We'll even bake a pavlova for you.

Sari Webb said...

You should definitely come for a visit to Aus, Janet. We'd love to have you here!