Monday, July 30, 2007

Literary Ray

As a boy, I used to sit on my front porch and read. One summer I read "The Illustrated Man" by Ray Bradbury (right). One of my favorite books of all time is "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury. I have a picture of me and Ray Bradbury on my shelf (I went to a reading he did and waited in line to have him sign my Bradbury collection, books that he wrote that I treasure).

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association recently announced their fiction finalists for their annual awards dinner. The books include:

1. "Farewell Summer" by Ray Bradbury

2. "Peony In Love" by Lisa See

3. "Talk Talk" by TC Boyle

4. "Talking to the Moon" by Noel Alumit

5. "The People of Paper" by Salvador Plascencia

I am overcome that I am in the same category.

Take a look at other categories:


Peter Varvel said...

Very cool!
Congrats, Noël!

Cheryl said...

That's awesome! Very good company all around. But of course I hope you win!

Liz said...

Oh this is fantastic. Congratulations. Looks like you're going to get another picture with him!

Paul said...

Major congrats! Fine, fine company to be in and, ya know what, you deserve to be in that company. Cheers!

Pete said...

Oh my God! That's fantastic, Noel. Congratulations. I LOVED Ray Bradbury as a kid, reading his short stories, and still enjoy him these days. I am with you on Dandelion Wine. Can you post the pic of you and Ray? Keep up the great work, Noel!