The Girl in the Road is eligible to be nominated for a Nebula Award.

monica byrne

gitr hardback paperback

Photo: the hardcover and paperback covers of The Girl in the Roadpublished by Crown/Random House, May 2014. 

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I’ve had an ongoing conversation with a friend about self-promotion. His point to me—at least, in the beginning—was that artists whose works are good don’t need to self-promote, because the work speaks for itself. My point to him was, and remains, that sitting back and assuming good work will be recognized is actually a reflection of privilege. The VIDA Count gives plenty of data on that. In addition, lots of authors—regardless of their phenotype or standing—present theirwork to the voting public when awards season comes around.

That said, I’m here to tell you that my first novel The Girl in the Roadpublished by Penguin Random House and set in future India and Africa—is eligible to be nominated for a Nebula Award. The critical response has been overwhelmingly positive, including from The…

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