Hamlet’s BlackBerry is a finalist for the 2011 Massachusetts Book Awards.

Just 12 books were selected in the non-fiction category and I’m deeply honored mine is among them.

Sweet news made even sweeter by the fact that one of the other non-fiction finalists is Schooner by Tom Dunlop and Alison Shaw. Tom is a friend of mine and his book tells the story of the building of one amazing wooden boat. Tom’s clean, compelling prose and Alison’s gorgeous photos work together to create an unforgettable journey into New England people, craft and culture – truly a work of art.

Congratulations to Tom and Alison and all the other honorees.

The finalists appear together as “Must-Read Books for 2011” on the poster you see above, coming soon to libraries around the state.