From Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Art and Life :
Q&A with Author Diana Abu Jaber
How do book awards compare to other forms of encouragement for writers, like getting a book deal, positive reviews in literary magazine and selling books?
They’re all good, but there’s something a little special about a book award. I think that there’s a series of gates that writers pass through, but you rarely feel like you’ve arrived because there’s always another one. A book award makes you feel like you’ve gotten some sort of affirmation and acknowledgement. And usually it’s acknowledgment from people you admire and that makes it all the more special.
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