Hat-tip to Jeff VanderMeer for pointing this out (he was on the list too). So I’m on the American Library Associations’s RUSA Reading List for 2011, which I am reliably informed (by several people very quickly on Twitter) that it’s actually a pretty big deal, and for that reason it gets a blog post. Here’s the list of fantasy novels in full.
Winner: “Under Heaven” by Guy Gavriel Kay
And the shortlist was:
“Finch” by Jeff VanderMeer, Underland Press
“The Half-Made World” by Felix Gilman, Tor Books
“The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin, Orbit
“Nights of Villjamur” by Mark Charan Newton, Spectra
Congrats to everyone on the list!