Category Archives: Hurrah

We lift a cup of brew to our authors for their stellar achievements!

Ursula LeGuin Brings Down the House

Our beloved Ursula LeGuin was the highlight of the National Book Awards as she gave a speech in acceptance of her award for Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Neil Gaimin bestowed her medal upon her, and then she gave … Continue reading


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Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Today, 7:40 EST: Live-stream NBA: Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula  K. Le Guin http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2014_ceremony.html#.VFRJLodm47A


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Let the Celebration Commence: Reviews of BVC Authors

Kudos and loud Hurrahs! for two Book View Cafe authors who have received rave reviews from Kirkus. First, let us celebrate John W. Campbell award-winner, Kristine Smith, who’s upcoming  novel, GIDEON, (written under her Alex Gordon pen name) received this accolade: … Continue reading


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Social Notes

Sparkly Happy Couple

BVC members Shannon Page and Mark Ferrari were married Saturday, October 11. The wedding took place on a beautiful private ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino County. The usual coastal fog cleared for the event, leaving the skies spectacularly … Continue reading


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Ursula LeGuin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award!

A loud and sustained Hurraaaaaaaah for Ursula  K. Le Guin, who will be the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. The award is the NBP Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, which is (and … Continue reading


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Hurrah! Chaz Brenchley Garners Starred PW Review

BVC’s own Chaz Brenchley is basking in the glow of a starred Publishers Weekly review of his soon-to-be-released collection of short fiction, BITTER WATERS, from Lethe Press. Check it out here. Congratulations, Chaz!


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Ursula K. Le Guin and Michael Cunningham Talk About Writing

BVC’s own Ursula K. Le Guin and Michael Cunningham talk about what’s going on with fiction in this dialogue at Electric Lit. Here are a couple of quotes to whet your appetite: Cunningham: I feel like the most prominent aspect … Continue reading


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“Light and Shadow” — a new short story by Linda Nagata

War Stories anthology cover art

Linda Nagata’s newest short story “Light and Shadow” is in the just-released anthology War Stories, edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, and published by Apex Publications. War Stories is an anthology of military science fiction that also includes stories … Continue reading


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Phyllis (Irene) Radford is #1 Skywarrior Books

Book View Cafe’s own Phyllis Radford (aka Irene Radford, P.R. Frost, and C.F. Bentley) is June’s top-selling author at Skywarrior Books, publisher of her collaborations with Bob Brown. Congrats, Phyl!


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Congratulations to Marie Brennan!

  Congratulations to BVC member Marie Brennan, whose A Natural History of Dragons has been nominated for the 2014 World Fantasy Award! The World Fantasy Convention will be held in Washington D.C.


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