Sunday, March 22, 2009

Olaf nominated for a Northern California Book Award!

I just learned that Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Fiction! The nominations are:

* Lady Lazarus, Andrew Foster Altschul, Harcourt
* Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain, Kirsten Menger-Anderson, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
* The Delivery Room, Sylvia Brownrigg, Counterpoint
* Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein , Molly Dwyer, Lost Coast Press
* No One You Know, Michelle Richmond, Delacorte Press

I'm absolutely thrilled to be included in such company. The ceremony for the 28th Annual Northern California Book Awards will be held Sunday, April 19, at Koret Auditorium (San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin at Grove) at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Please come!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

VJ Books likes Doctor Olaf!

I just came across this nice write up about Doctor Olaf van Schuler's Brain on VJ Books:
Menger-Anderson has not only done her research -- deftly documenting three centuries of medical quackery -- but she also knows how to weave a tale. She holds the reader spellbound from the first slice into a corpse's brain to the final probe of genetic research.

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