Just this week, I interviewed Jonathan Friesen on the NON blog about his first book, Jerk, California. His novel was released in September 2008, yet mere hours after I posted the interview, The Knight Agency blog posted that Friesen's novel won the American Library Association Schneider Book Award (someone was also kind enough to let me know in the comments section of Friesen's interview post on NON that Friesen had won this award, too).
Was this coincidence? I might have thought so, but then just hours after I finalized the interview with next week's author (Jamie Ford), awards for his books started rolling in, too. Apparently, NON's got the magic touch! How exciting!