The hidden message on my Taiwanese cover

Here's something cool. My mom informs me that there's a hidden pun on the traditional Chinese cover (available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.)

Look carefully at characters at top right and bottom left--see how the bottom half of each is shaded out, almost ghostly? At top right, the radical for "ear" (耳) is shaded out; at bottom left, the radical for "mouth" (口) is shaded out. A nod to how no one in this family speaks (or listens)...

I really love this cover, but love it even more now that I know this.

Hebrew and Greek covers

Some new international covers to share--here are the covers for the Hebrew and Greek translations!

The Hebrew translation (from Sendik Books) will be on pre-sale at the end of April and in bookstores throughout Israel in May. The Greek translation (from Metaichmio) will be out in May as well.

Want to see more of covers from other countries? Here's a growing gallery

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Longlist

I'm very proud to be on the longlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, alongside so many authors (and books) I admire myself. 

From the award website: "The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award is an initiative of Dublin City Council the municipal government of Dublin which now retains full ownership of the award. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The award is now in its 20th year. The Lord Mayor of Dublin is Patron of the Award."

The full longlist is available here and the shortlist will be announced in April.

Massachusetts Book Award!

I'm beyond honored (stunned, really) to share that Everything I Never Told You has been awarded the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award in fiction!

Here's a full list of the winners:

https://www.facebook.com/masscenterforthebook/posts/10156014243640251

It's in amazing company alongside novels by finalists Randy Susan Meyers, Annie Weatherwax, Ward Just, Anita Diamant, and Bret Anthony Johnston. Previous years' winners can be found here (wow, that list makes my head spin).

Thanks to the Mass Center for the Book for this huge honor, and congratulations to all the other winners and finalists!

CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Finalist!

ONE more piece of award-related news this morning: Everything I Never Told You has been shortlisted for the John Creasey Dagger Award! 

The John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award is given by the Crime Writers' Association in the UK and recognizes "the best crime novel by a first-time author of any nationality first published in the UK in English during the Judging Period." The full shortlist is here and the winner will be announced in September.

Ohioana Book Award Finalist

Here is some love from my (other) home state: Everything I Never Told You was recently selected as a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award! 

The Ohioana Book Award is given annually and recognizes "outstanding books published each year in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, juvenile literature, and books about Ohio or an Ohioan." Everything I Never Told You is in amazing (and rather intimidating) company on the shortlist, alongside Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See, Thrity Umrigar's The Story Hour, and others--the full list is here. Winners will be announced later this month.

 

Massachusetts Book Award Finalist!

I'm thrilled that the Massachusetts Center for the Book has chosen Everything I Never Told You as a "Must Read" book for 2015! It's in fine company--you can see the full list for the fiction category here. 

Along with the other books on the list, Everything I Never Told You is now shortlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award, which recognizes "compelling works of Massachusetts fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's/young adult literature" published within the past year. Winners in each category will be announced later in the year.

 

Goodreads Giveaway--ends 6/22!

Penguin is giving away 25 copies of the new paperback Everything I Never Told You on Goodreads--but there's only one more day! To enter, visit Goodreads here and click "Enter Giveaway." The giveaway ends June 22 at midnight Pacific time. 

Diane Rehm Show: Readers' Review, June 24 at 11 am

As a longtime fan of the Diane Rehm Show, I'm delighted to share that Everything I Never Told You will be featured on the DR Show's next "Readers' Review"!  

Readers' Review is a once-monthly segment in which Diane Rehm, several critics, and call-in listeners discuss works of fiction. Past episodes have included Lily King's Euphoria, Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming, and Anthony Doerr's All The Light We Cannot See.

The Readers' Review featuring Everything I Never Told You will air at 11am (EST) on Wednesday, June 24--check your local NPR listings for your broadcast time.

Here's more information: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-06-24/readers-review-everything-i-never-told-you-by-celeste-ng

And here's how to call in and join the conversation: http://thedianerehmshow.org/contact