Thursday, November 23, 2006

A loser loses

I didn't take home the A.M. Klein award. That went to Susan Elmslie for I, Nadja. It proves my theory that you can't win anything for a book about losers, especially if the book includes a sonnet in the voice of R2D2.

But I did have the greatest honour of the evening: I delivered a speech to celebrate the lives of John George, proprietor of Argo Books and one of the last true booksellers and Robert Allen, brilliant writer and dear friend.

1 comment:

jason christie said...

Aw. You'll always be the biggest winner among us losers in my books, Jon.

You know what else? We didn't win the GG. Sometimes this country's official verse culture blows.

Love and love from the frozen tundra.