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Awards and Mountains and Horus, Oh My!

I'm back. And reeling. Milford and Provence were both excellent and I'll blog more about them later. But first, as some of you have heard, while I was away, I won an award. The Sydney J Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, to be precise, a juried award administered by the British Fantasy Society, and formerly called the Icarus Award. In the past it's been won by Joe Hill, Nancy Collins, Maggie Furey, Poppy Z Brite and Scott Lynch and I am gobsmacked to be in such company. (The jury are clearly mad, but wonderful and I am deeply humbled and grateful that they liked Living With Ghosts so much.) I was in Wales over Fantasy Con, but desperance kindly accepted for me and told the world, and was, as ever, a gentleman, scholar and all-round Good Chap. (He denies being any kind of acrobat, which he subcontracts to his cats.)
He passed the statuette on to me just before we set off for Provence and Horus promptly sat on it. So Chaz took pictures, which he has kindly let me use here:



Picture copyright Chaz Brenchley

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akicif
Oct. 5th, 2010 08:35 am (UTC)
Wow! And many congratulations!

Edited at 2010-10-05 08:35 am (UTC)
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Whoops: thanks for the heads-up on the typo. And thank you.
oreouk
Oct. 5th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Oh hurrah - congratulations!!
bellinghman
Oct. 5th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Cute. And many congratulations.
andrewducker
Oct. 5th, 2010 08:58 am (UTC)
That's awesome! Congratulations!
ms_cataclysm
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Congratulations - you deserve it . But does Horus know that it's not his and will he give it back?
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
He got bored after a while: it isn't edible.
chilperic
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:08 am (UTC)
Congratulations again -- and it is much nicer looking than that awful bust of Lovecraft (which is the World Fantasy Award, I think?) Well done!
stephanieburgis
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!! And I LOVE the photo - Horus looks like he's immediately accepted the award as his personal tribute. ;)
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
He's a very handsome cat. Daft, but beautiful.
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la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:23 am (UTC)
The company stuns me.
leita_love_bug
Oct. 5th, 2010 09:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations! :)
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
lil_shepherd
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
Horus looks very proud of you.

As are we all.
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la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
Thank you.
las
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)
Thank you.
the_faery_queen
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
anothe congrats :) and that's a much better photo of the cat. can see how content he is. his award now!
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
He does smug very well!
sleigh
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
Yay! And congratulations of the well-deserved award!
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
inamac
Oct. 5th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
"Award-Winning Author" is going to look good on the cover of the next one ;) Congratulations (and to Horus, who I'm sure contributed in some way).
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 5th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
He shed mightily on the page proofs, certainly. And purred lots.
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