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posted by Among Amid While at 9:16 PM
Yay for Margo!! Had my fingers crossed for you. Your acceptance speech was wonderful too.Shaun Tan had to win, there was never any doubt. I was also really happy for David Cornish getting an honour book mention - he seems like a super nice guy.
Thanks, Jonathan - yes, I was sitting next to David; I can verify that he IS a super nice guy! And I'm glad you liked the speech - I had a couple of goes at it before I managed a tone I liked.
Hey Margo,From Town Hall Station to the winners circle! So very happy for you—and now I want to read your speech.More congratulations than I can express.Judy x
Yay Margo!I had a phone call today from a friend (who's the YA librarian at Mosman Library) to tell me the good news and ask me to pass on her congrats too.(Up late editing DE Block 1 procedures - still!)
Way to go Margo. Congrats! CW seems so far in the past now, doesn't it? Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy here.-DAN
Yippeeee!! Congratulations!Please, please post your acceptance speech here...Jane
Margo,Congrats on a well-deserved win. Wow, a book of short stories winning the CBC - it gives some of us hope...James Roy
Hi Judy: Embargoed news is the most uncomfortable thing to carry around (on top of all Steven's art supplies and Harry's sushi!Thanks, Kate: My sympathies - DE again? I thought they were done and dusted. Ian is making noises about getting me back to TULO in September; I'm strenuously thinking up schemes to keep going as a full-time writer... Thanks, and thank your friend at Mosman, too!Dan, that decade-iversary is looking awfully close. You should get Red Spikes in Canada pretty soon - it's due for North American release on 9 October.Thanks, Jane. Next blog entry will be the speech, I promise.And Jim - yes, go short stories! Perfect YA reading - pretty good for growed-ups, too. May they (the stories, not the grown-ups) never die.
Congrats from across the pond! Rock on, sistah!
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I write fiction. My latest novel is Sea Hearts, published by Allen & Unwin in Australia—this novel is published as The Brides of Rollrock Island by David Fickling Books and Jonathan Cape in the UK, and by Knopf in the US, and as Seeherzen from Rowohlt in Germany. I've also written Tender Morsels and five short story collections: White Time, Black Juice, Red Spikes, Yellowcake and Cracklescape.
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