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May 2, 2011

One good thing about today

One good thing about today was that my essay “Love is a Let-Down” was nominated for a National Magazine Award for “Personal Journalism”, which is wonderful. This is the little essay that really could… (and now I really have to publish something new and excellent just to prove it wasn’t a fluke). So pleased The New Quarterly saw its worth last year, and gave it a home in its pages. I’m also looking forward to having it appear (edited into an altogether different kind of creature, but still a useful one) in Readers’ Digest next month.

The New Quarterly is all sold out of their issue 116, but it’s available here in digital form through Magazines Canada (and at a very reasonable price as well). You’ll be able to read the abridged version in RD too, but I urge you to get a copy of the original if you’re interested.

8 thoughts on “One good thing about today”

  1. patricia says:

    So much good news!! Hooray!

  2. Sarah says:

    “Love is a Let-Down” is an important, heartfelt and diverting piece that deserves every kind of beribboning it gets (and I’m sure there will be more!)

  3. carin says:

    Contratulations! More than an excellent piece of writing; it’s something that needs to be said.
    Well done.

  4. Heidi says:

    Such great news. Such a good and important essay. Congratulations!

  5. Erica says:

    Congratulations! Your category also appears to be the most distinguished. Excellent job (and I love the article too).

    Erica

  6. Maria says:

    Congratulations on this richly deserved nomination. I thought it was a very important article and am happy that more people will have a chance to read it now.

  7. Kerry says:

    Thank you, thank you, everybody!

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