Oh, it’s an exciting day at Robot Towers!
This time it’s the East Midlands Book Award (EMBA), which recognises talent from across the East Midlands.
Rod, who has also been nominated for a Philip K. Dick award, took a second off from celebrating to tell us:
The East Midlands Book Award is a reminder of the exceptional writing happening in this region. I’ve been involved in the writing scene here for more years than I care to admit. But I’ve never seen a more vibrant, diverse and creative mix than we have right now. To be shortlisted is a great honour.
The winner of the East Midlands Book Awards will be announced at a fabulous awards ceremony on 30 June at Bromley House Library in Nottingham. Until then, keep your fingers and toes crossed!