November 17th, 2009. Lion D'or.
It was a lovely evening. Snare Books was honoured with a A.M. Klein prize nomination for Mike Spry's Jack.
I was honoured with a Hugh MacLennan Prize nomination for Stripmalling.
Friends Gillian Sze, Patrick McDonagh and David Homel were also nominated for book awards.
Most important, Adrian and Lucille King-Edwards from The Word Bookstore were honoured with the QWF Community Award. Long overdue!
It was particularly exciting for me to have the opportunity to bring my folks out to a classy event. They didn't know I had it in me!
Here are some photos.
Me and my girlfriend, Marisa
Mike Spry, David McGimpsey
Mike Spry, Gillian Sze
Me and my pops!