Friday, October 18, 2013
Its been such an honor being read and reviewed since the Booker jambanja started a couple of months ago, but I'll admit that sometimes it's also been awkward and plain crazy, though of course I'd be an idiot to complain. So, I'm only juss saying, and not complaining, and really, God knows (I don't mean my character, I mean the Oga at the top) that I am truly, truly humbled and grateful and inspired and encouraged and awed and confused and uplifted by everything. Special thank you to ALL my readers, regardless of what they think about the book, and to those generous ones who have taken the time to reach out and let me know how they feel. There are moments I stare at all your kind messages and words go through the broken window...
Ah, what a pleasure to be in the presence of an amazing group of writers in Jim and Jhumpa and Colm and Ruth and Eleanor, just simply beautiful. And, finally, a heartfelt congratulations to our winner, Eleanor Catton, so so proud, so thrilled for you - thank you for creating. And now, hopefully, rest, normalcy!