No, it’s a really cool award given out by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer to “celebrate those in the genre community who enrich us with their time, energy, and words, for causes greater than themselves.”
I’m nominated in:
In recognition of those who work to bring writers from other literary traditions and countries to the attention of readers in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia…
- Larry Nolen (for coverage of international fiction, primarily on The Of Blog)
- Charles Tan (for Bibliophile Stalker and The World SF Blog)
- Lavie Tidhar (for The World SF Blog)
- Yan Wu, Guangyi Li, and Nathaniel Isaacson (for Chinese Sci Fi )
As I stated last year, I’d like to see Charles get this (he deserved it the previous year too).
Nice to see a lot of deserving people on the list of nominees, including the formidable Abigail Nussbaum (who will be interviewing me live this coming Sunday at the Tel Aviv Cinemateque – so come and see us!), Anil Menon (who suffers my inane chattering on messenger with much grace), and my friend Wuyan, not to mention the puntastic Adam Roberts (who should win a special Endurance Award for reviewing the entire Wheel of Time series!) Also Ay-leen the Peacemaker (what a great name!) for the Beyond Victoriana blog, and Jason Sanford for blogging more than is good for him.
I am pretty sure the Nobel is coming next year.