The 2006 Needle Award Winner!
RANSOM SEABORN. Congratulations to Bill Deasy!
Here are some comments from the judges . . .
"What an unexpected literary treasure. It’s not just hype; Jay Gatsby and Holden Caulfield have nothing on Dan Finbar."
"Deasy has penned a fantastic debut novel. [New York Publishers] need more books like this and less of everything else. This is [the kind of book] that comes to mind when someone says American Literature.”
"Ransom Seaborn is beyond memorable—it’s haunting. I was still thinking about it days later and poised to open it and start again. It’s simply beautiful."
Congratulations, as well, to the other 2006 nominees:
FUTUREPROOF by N. Frank Daniels
A MULTITUDE OF MERCIES by Fay Freimuth
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH by Daniel Scott Buck
And thanks to all the people who made this project possible, from writing the books to judging them to the agents and editors reviewing the results. It's been another super (and exhausting) year.