Late last week my Governor General’s Award “trophy” arrived. The beauty with this “trophy” is that it isn’t a trophy at all – it is a hand-bound copy of my book. Each winner received a unique, individualized, hand-bound copy of their work. Mine, however, had a small spelling mistake – not my name, as you […]
Okay, so I lied; I have one last post about the GG’s. While we were being toured through the parliamentary library my eyes landed on this book. It summed up exactly how I felt, and feel, about the entire experience, and about my writing career so far: Thanks, Canada.
Okay, this is my last installment about the GG’s – but this is the “funnest” one yet, about the actual ceremony at Rideau Hall. Quite honestly I have never experienced anything like it. Those of you in the TV industry will know that our awards ceremonies often tend to be laden with cynicism. Not so […]
Picking up where I left off: On Tuesday night, the 27th of November, after a public book signing at the Chapters/Indigo Rideau Centre, it was off to my dinner with some serious literary heavyweights. Linda Spalding was there with her husband Michael Ondaatje; Ross King brought his date Charlotte Gray, and her husband George. Ellen […]
I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to blog about the GG’s – it was a whirlwind, and I am just now able to get down to it. I’ll break it out over a couple of posts as the whole experience was EPIC. I arrived in Ottawa last Monday the 26th in the evening. All […]