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World Fantasy Awards

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Just heard that OSAMA, by Lavie Tidhar, won this year's World Fantasy Award (also known as the Howard and/or Howie, since the trophy is a bust of H.P. Lovecraft by Gahan Wilson).

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I haven't read the novel myself, but I hear good things about it. Congratulations to Lavie Tidhar.

The WFC did award me one of this year's "Lifetime Achievement" awards.

My thanks to the jury. My editor, Anne Lesley Groell, was going to accept the award for me, but Sandy marooned in NYC. I did sent a few words to the conom; I trust that someone or other got and read them on my behalf.

Alan Garner was also given a Lifetime Achievement award. I was very pleased to see that. Garner, the author of THE OWL SERVICE and THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN and many other fine, fine fantasies, is long overdue for some recognition. If you're not familiar with his books, you have a treat coming. Go out, find them, read them.

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sue_bursztynski
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Glad, too, to hear about Alan Garner. I believe he has recently done an adult book featuring Colin from Weirdstone/Moon of Gomrath, all grown up. Must get hold of it. The Owl Service was very powerful and there was a nice touch near the end, which wasn't quite as you would have expected.

Edited at 2012-11-05 01:06 am (UTC)
sue_bursztynski
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
PS You have just won a lifetime achievement award - why the blah mood?:-)

Edited at 2012-11-05 01:09 am (UTC)
caillte_inion
Nov. 5th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Congratulations George! And thanks for the book recommendations, I will definitely look up both Alan Garner and Lavie Tidhar. xo
insurrbution
Nov. 5th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
Congrats on the award George! Hope all is well with you - despite football 'blahs' of course!
Howard To
Nov. 5th, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
Congrats! So sorry you couldn't make it.

I believe Evelyn Baker (concom Vice Chair) read your speech -- it was delightful, and there seemed to be general agreement that a second lifetime achievement award is a worthy goal :)

Edited at 2012-11-05 04:35 am (UTC)
Juan Manuel De Privitellio
Nov. 5th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC)
felicitaciones!
well congratulations again man you most deserve all awards coming to you. you're an amazing writer.
parsleigh
Nov. 5th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
Good news! And I also love Alan Garner.
racebannon42
Nov. 6th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Congrats George!
filthgrinder
Nov. 6th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well done! I live Alan Garner's stuff, I only live about 30 miles from where he bases his stuff so it is wonderful to go and explore around there sometimes :)
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