More than slightly stunned…

I just won the Quill Award….

This is… This is really big. Steven Cobert [Edit: Sorry, that should have been “Colbert.”] is opening the show. Al Gore and Scott McCloud are going to be there because they won in their respective categories.

I guess I really will have to get a tuxedo now. And soon. The award ceremony is less than two months away…

Wow.

pat

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68 Comments

  1. becca
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!

  2. Dan
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 10:49 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations!! You really deserve it! You’ve got my vote for the best of the year :)

  3. Michael Natale
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 11:09 AM | Permalink

    Congrats, man! You must be completely stoked. I was hoping your work got some award-love like this.

  4. chris
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 11:30 AM | Permalink

    Rothfuss, Patrick Rothfuss. Quill Award Winner.Sounds neat. Congrats man.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 12:04 PM | Permalink

    That gives you a good two months to practice your surprised look for when they do announce your name. Congrats!

  6. Cory
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 12:57 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations. For proper training on award acceptance, see the movie “Miss Congeniality”. :DDo you get a new cover for NotW reflecting the award? (that way all have to go buy another copy) :)

  7. Hob Gammidge
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 1:01 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations Pat, that’s fantastic. You definitely deserve it, I can’t wait to see you all gussied up for the awards show

  8. black Sunshine
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    CONGRATS!!!! GREATLY deserved . . . the first of many, i’m sure!!!

  9. Betse
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 1:53 PM | Permalink

    huzzah to you, my friend!and also? please post pictures of you in your soon-to-be-necesssary tux. i’d like to see that.

  10. Aaron
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 1:59 PM | Permalink

    Very many well deserved congrats

  11. Lia
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 2:03 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations, Pat! And kudoz to the Quill jury for picking your book – it definitely deserves this.

  12. Orion Bühler
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    Good going! Can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. >.oNow you get a couple months to mull over the way you want your beard to look like in all the photos – and what kind of tuxedo you want. Classic and stylish? Perhaps a white tuxedo? …Or you could really spice things up, and wear a pink tuxedo. Reporters would love it. >;}

  13. Calenhíril
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 3:07 PM | Permalink

    Wow, congrats, that’s amazing. But you deserve it, of course.You are made of win!

  14. Ben
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

    Congrats! And hopefully you win many other awards and build a huge fanbase. w00p! Right on!

  15. Heath
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 3:26 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations Pat! I wonder why you would win such a nice award… Oh yeah, cause you’re a hell of a writer!!!

  16. Cam Collins
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 3:34 PM | Permalink

    Wow! That’s really awesome! Congratulations.And hi. I’m a lurker, just commenting for the first time today.

  17. Nic Johnson
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 3:50 PM | Permalink

    Don’t be so surprised. You are the best writer in years. Congrats.

  18. Ron
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

    What’s a quill award?

  19. Mr Pudifoot
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

    Wow! I am surprised you won. Normally award shows like that make really stupid decisions. I guess it goes to show you that even a blind pig finds a truffle now and then.Congratulations, Pat!!!!! We are all happy for you!

  20. Frank
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 4:34 PM | Permalink

    You really deserve it, Pat! Here’s to you, raise a glass or two!

  21. Jordan R
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 4:42 PM | Permalink

    For a second I thought he said ‘Steven Colbert’! Big difference…Congrats Pat!!!!

  22. Jordan R
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 4:44 PM | Permalink

    Ha! He DID mean Steven Colbert! Ha! Cool. The typo confused me. Plus I am not sure why they would choose Colbert for a book related event but it is cool none the less.

  23. **A*V*A**
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 5:53 PM | Permalink

    Congrats, Pat! Very exciting news. XD

  24. Carri
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 6:34 PM | Permalink

    I think you should wear the gnome outfit you wore to Gencon. You’ll get the most press coverage that way, not to mention everyone will realize that gnomes are COOL.And congratulations. You really do deserve it.

  25. Mary J.
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

    Congrats, Pat! So happy for you-I think the top hat will finish off the tuxedo very nicely, btw.

  26. kelli
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 6:55 PM | Permalink

    It is very well deserved. You are an amazing writer. Two months to come up with a memorable acceptance speech, why, that’s plenty of time! You should definitely thank all the small people, and Ramen noodles. You should post pictures of you in different exotic tuxedoes, and let us fans choose which one you should wear. :)I’m thinking a tux with tails. Tails are cool. Or a tux in the colors of David the Gnome! :)

  27. Mrs. Garside
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

    It’s not often that people who hand out awards actually get it right. Congratulations. I’m impressed by your humility. Good for you.

  28. Orion Bühler
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 8:07 PM | Permalink

    I just took a peek at the quill book awards, over at http://www.wnbc.com/thequillsThere were more categories than I expected! I’ve got a question for you, for after you finish your well-deserved ego boost from reading all these congratulations. Have you read or plan to read the other quill winners?

  29. Ryan K.
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 9:12 PM | Permalink

    You are officially a rockstar. Congratulations! You’ve kicked more posterior this year than many writers do in a career.I never had any doubt you’d win a Quill. It just seems like something you’d do. Like holding a roman candle in your hand …

  30. David Anthony Durham
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 10:58 PM | Permalink

    Pat,I told ya, didn’t I? Check your emails – I predicted it!Congrats and enjoy it!David.

  31. Bek
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 10:59 PM | Permalink

    Wow, Pat! That’s incredible. It’s so funny how you wrote it as though you just got off the phone with Quill people and turned to us and told us. =) I can’t wait to watch you. You’re going to do great in your acceptance speech. Rebekah

  32. Bek
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 11:06 PM | Permalink

    Everyone, you can vote for Pat’s book for “Best book of the Year” on the msnbc website. Bek

  33. Kelly Swails
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 11:28 PM | Permalink

    Dude, that rocks. You go. You’re the man!Now, go fix all the writing you screwed up yesterday. How was that? Did I bring you back down to earth okay? ;)

  34. jessica
    Posted September 11, 2007 at 11:42 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news.

  35. Nathan
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 12:16 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations, Pat! It’s great to see someone with real talent winning an award. Just be careful not to frighten Steven Colbert with your bear-like beard. ^_^

  36. Llyralei
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 12:54 AM | Permalink

    Yes! Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you!! Yeaaaaah!Patrick Rothfuss. Winner of the 2007 Quill Award.HAHA! Sooo cool! XD

  37. Althalus
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 1:32 AM | Permalink

    Was there every any doubt?

  38. gillen033
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 2:00 AM | Permalink

    That’s great, congrats man. Seriously though you should get an award for being a JERK…because now that I’ve read your book I’ve been let down by every other book I’ve read…they’re just not good enough anymore,and it’s killing me.Seriously, you deserve this big time.

  39. logankstewart
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 2:05 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations! You definitely deserve the award. I hope you win the big one. I’ve definitely voted for you… Congrats again…

  40. Arsie
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 4:18 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations!A friend recommended your book to me, and I’ve been reading it in gulps when I have the time (even staying up just a liiiittle bit later than I should to read one more chapter..). I’m loving it, and once it’s done will be disconsolate until the next one.So I’d say you deserve the award. :)

  41. tycho
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 5:10 AM | Permalink

    Sweet! I can’t think of a better choice.

  42. lucia
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 7:08 AM | Permalink

    I finished your book today; even though I hated it to end I have to admit it was the perfect place. I love books that feel like I have just met some interesting new friends that I can’t wait to see again! Enjoy your success! I will recommend it to everyone I know that enjoys intelligent fantasy.

  43. Kate Elliott
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 7:19 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations, Pat! Wow!And it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Well, okay, maybe there is a nicer guy somewhere, but how about a nicer guy who wrote a novel eligible for the award?Have an utterly fabulous time. And what fun to meet Steven Colbert. Who is, I believe, an old D&D player.Alis

  44. Robert Crandall
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 2:04 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations! I guess The Wise Man’s Fear is no longer just a novel. It is now a novel by a Quill award winning author.I can’t think of any author that deserves it more than you. You’re a great writer and great to your fans. I’m glad you are getting this.

  45. chris
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 7:10 PM | Permalink

    WOW! look at everyone coming out of the woodwork to congratulate pat. See Pat, we need a forum to discuss the awesomeness of you.

  46. Josie
    Posted September 12, 2007 at 11:11 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations Pat! You totally deserve it!

  47. Anonymous
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 12:17 AM | Permalink

    <>CONGRATS<> on winning the Quill award! We here at Osceola County Hart Memorial Library recommend your book all the time.

  48. Rachel
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 4:53 AM | Permalink

    WooHoo! <>*does little happy dance on your behalf*<>

  49. Thad A
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 6:43 AM | Permalink

    Wow, that is coolness indeed…Grats, Pat!

  50. Rachel
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 6:39 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations! I’m halfway through the book and I LOVE it!

  51. Jordan R
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 7:41 PM | Permalink

    The best part about this is the category that he won in. Talk about all inclusive! They combined Fantasy, Sci-Fi AND Horror, all into one and pat STILL sweeps it!Boooya!

  52. Christine
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

    That’s wonderful! ^_^ Congratulations! I just finished the book and I’m in love with it. Hmmm… you should get tails on the tux. There’s just something about tails!

  53. Jordan R
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 7:44 PM | Permalink

    … and don’t forget to take video and post it on youtube so we can critique your tux!

  54. AJ King
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 9:33 PM | Permalink

    AWESOME!Much congrats are due to you for this! Another good reason to recommend your book to the entire planet…as I’ve been attempting to do. ROCK ON!

  55. Jenny
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 11:19 PM | Permalink

    Congrats! You’re book really deserves it! It’s unlike any fantasy book I’ve ever read! (On that note: I’ve gotten ten people to read the book now. Rally the troops!)

  56. Shawn C. Speakman
    Posted September 13, 2007 at 11:30 PM | Permalink

    The Quill Award is one of those awards that really matter because readers, booksellers, and librarians are the ones who vote — the masses, as they say.Congrats, Pat! You deserve it after the time and effort you’ve put into your craft!ShawnPS: I can say I’ve had a Quill Award winner at my home. Sweet!

  57. cameron
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 1:18 AM | Permalink

    Excellent news, Pat! That means the value of my signed books will almost certainly triple in value. ; ) Congratulations, man. It is definitely well deserved.

  58. Nmemeth
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 1:55 AM | Permalink

    Gratz Man!! You definitely deserve it. Best book I have read this year.

  59. bdaexfed
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 11:42 AM | Permalink

    Congrats. Many congrats. Maybe now the stores here in Bermuda can be convinced to carry your book.

  60. Barry
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations! At the ceremony, I hope you get a chance to rub Al Roker’s head for good luck!Seriously… Way to go!

  61. Conweezy
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 3:50 PM | Permalink

    BEST BOOK EVER. You deserve this more than dragolance writter Richerd A. Knaak (my second favorite writter, second only to you)Congrats dude you deserve it

  62. Jamie
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 8:13 PM | Permalink

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Wendy
    Posted September 14, 2007 at 8:38 PM | Permalink

    Pat, I am soooooo excited for you….but sooooo NOT surprised.Every time I went past the Quill Awards Nominee table at my Borders, I just shook my head, knowing there was only one book on it that could win in your category. I was right.I salute you. No worries. You’ll look mahvelous in a tux!You are the rare kind of guy who could pull off a top hat and tails, something retro, or even something incredibly geeky and make it work.Can’t wait to see it.

  64. Darkson
    Posted September 16, 2007 at 1:41 AM | Permalink

    Well done! Congrats! Richly deserved.

  65. Elóin
    Posted September 17, 2007 at 12:33 AM | Permalink

    Considering your novel is the best I’ve ever read, this is no surprise. Congratulations. I’m really excited for you and your masterpiece.Plus, your from my state. All the more reason to cheer. :)

  66. BelleMorte
    Posted September 17, 2007 at 4:52 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations!!.. and thank you for the wonderful time I have reading your book!!.. Please keep them coming…

  67. nick
    Posted September 17, 2007 at 10:41 PM | Permalink

    Ok, so when I saw this post with something like 30 comments last Tuesday, I said that I wouldn’t reply, since I’m sure Pat knows we all think he’s great.But I can’t resist! YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS! And don’t let this stop you writing, you hear me!? I want that next book! (and the next one, ad infinitum)

  68. Amanda
    Posted September 19, 2007 at 8:27 PM | Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS!:D!!!

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