Cozies just aren't considered "serious" or "important" enough to be consistently honored. There was a time this unpsoken attitude bothered me, but as time has passed, I have accepted this and moved on. For me, it really is about writing, about creating a world where my readers can escape and about not letting them down. (Do not, however, get me started on the gender issue in this whole award thing. That's quite another kettle of fish.)
Does that mean the books that gather in all the awards aren't worthy? Certainly not. There are books out there for everyone. That's what's so amazing and wonderful. But are they "better" than a good cozy? Some folks may think so, but I don't believe that. Why? Because we all have books we love that others do not. And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
What are your thoughts on this topic and on awards in general? I'd love to hear your opinions!