Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Wins Arthur C. Clarke Award
Usually when I'm obsessively checking the internet to see if I won an award, it doesn't go this way.
Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven has just won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, one of science fiction’s most prestigious awards. Mandel’s best-selling post-apocalyptic novel about a traveling theater company performing Shakespeare after a plague destroys most of humanity has been praised by both literary and genre critics and readers. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, but — as Mandel’s above tweet suggests — this is the first major prize the book has won. (You can read our review of Station Eleven here.)
It's official. Station Eleven by @EmilyMandel is the 29th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award!pic.twitter.com/7rY2QZASDQ