At the Giller Awards

Last night was the Giller Awards and what an amazing and glorious evening it is.

I was lucky enough to be sitting next to Michael Enright, the very best interviewer this country has right now. And around us were the other huge interviewing talents:  Matt Galloway, Gian Gomeshi and Anna Marie Tremonte.

The whole room was jammed with some of the most talented, interesting people in the country.

It was a total surprise at our table that Lindon McIntyre won with THE BISHOP’S MAN. Most of us had our money on Annabel Lyon’s book THE GOLDEN MEAN.

It’s always fun, it’s always the best party of the year and yet last night seemed to be suffused with even more of both of those qualities than usual.

It was a great party; and it was one of those occasions when you recognized everyone and felt like you knew them as well.

I’m way too reticent to take a camera. But who was snapping all over the place?  Margaret Atwood. So check her out on Twitter and see what she took.

I’ll get back to Twitter as soon as I remember how to do it.

Meantime, it’s Remembrance Day and for those of us who lost someone to the military, it doesn’t matter how long ago it was, it’s a difficult and poignant day.

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