On Wednesday, July 11, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Piatkus author Rosamund Lupton won the Best First Novel award for her amazing debut novel, Sister.
Unable to travel for the event, Best First Novel-winner Lupton was nonetheless elated by the news: “I am absolutely over the moon about winning the award. Thank you. Toasting the Strand Magazine up a mountain in Scotland this evening. A really wonderful thing to happen and I'm very grateful.”
The Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists, including Carol Memmott (USA Today), Lev Grossman (Time), Ron Charles (Washington Post), Chuck Leddy (Boston Globe), and David Ulin (LA Times).
This joins the growing list of accolades for the book, which includes Best Debut Novel of 2011, best book in the first WH Smith Richard and Judy book club as voted by readers, and both New York Times and Sunday Times best seller status. Congratulations, Rosamund!
Best First Novel Nominees:
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
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