We’re delighted to announce that The Sookie Stackhouse Companion edited by Charlaine Harris is a finalist for the Anthony Award for Best Critical Nonfiction Book. Named for the noted writer Anthony Boucher, the awards are presented annually as part of Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, to be held this year in Cleveland the first weekend in October. The Sookie Stackhouse Companion was previously a finalist for the Agatha Award, awarded by the membership of the Malice Domestic convention. The Companion includes all kinds of great non-fiction about the Sookie Stackhouse books, and this great news comes out days after HBO launched Season 5 of True Blood, the TV series based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s a big week all the way around for Charlaine, who contributed a major never-before-published Sookie novella to the Companion, and for Sookie Stackhouse.