Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Friday, April 13, 2012

Where a thanks is due--

Thank you to Mercer University Press for deciding to nominate A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer. 

And thanks to the 75 people who visited and "liked" my newborn facebook page in its first seven hours of life and left such wonderful comments! If you'd like to join them, visit me here:

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  1. Yes, it is good to be nominated, isn't it? Have had fun answering a lovely long kite-tail of good wishes on facebook.

  2. It's wonderful to have such news. I hope this is just the start of much such wonderful events.

  3. Thanks, Robinka--people have continued to be so nice about it! I'm very glad.


Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.