Monday, May 30, 2011

Scholastic Asian Book Award

Stepping off The Grand Plan Blog Tour for this quick announcement.

My unpublished manuscript, working title Book Uncle and Me, just won the newly instituted Scholastic Asian Book Award!

I couldn't make it to Singapore for the awards ceremony, so writer and teacher Pooja Makhijani accepted it on my behalf.

Look! That distinguished gentleman presenting the plaque to Pooja is none other than Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Dr. José Ramos-Horta.

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I'm happy for you. This is a year of Good Things.

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  2. Amazing news, Uma. Can't wait to read the book!

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  3. Thank you so much. Here's to a great writing and publishing year for all of us!

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  4. Congratulations, Uma. =D We missed you sorely at the AFCC this year!

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  5. Congratulations, Uma. I hope to meet you one day, either at the AFCC or here in the States.

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  6. Thanks, Tarie. And Yat-Yee, congrats to you as well. I'm sure our paths will cross at some point.

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  7. This is wonderful. Congrats Uma. looking forward to reading your book.

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  8. Uma your style of writing is phenomenal.Looking forward to meeting you for the AFCC fest in Singapore 2012.
    I am a Singapore resident, educator and author of a book titled Triumphs on the Turf.Currently working on children's books.
    Sunita Lad Bhamray

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