I’m delighted to share that A MOMENT COMES has been named the winner of the 2014 South Asia Book Award! It is an honor to be in such great company with the other titles on the list. Click on through for the other great titles for more information about the award.
In other news, my next novel for Atheneum has a title. Titles are hard, hard, hard. Most of the time. SHIFT was easy. WRAPPED was even easier. But A MOMENT COMES was tough to land on. For those who are interested, that title actually came from the speech that Jawalharal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India) delivered on the eve of India’s independence. The speech is a stunner, and the words matched up well with the themes in the book, but even then that title took ages to decide on.
The new novel–which is set in Mammoth Cave in Kentucky in 1842–has been called various things over the last three years of living on my laptop. The Cave Book (too obvious), Giant’s Coffin (too weird), and Cave’s Breath (yeah. Too everything else.) But thanks to my editor, it finally has a real name: RIVER RUNS DEEP.
I like it. And plain old MAMMOTH was already taken.