CITY OF SAINTS: COSMIC BUG WINNER
The influential French website Le Cafard cosmique, which translates as the Cosmic Bug, has awarded its latest Cosmic Bug Award to City of Saints & Madmen. Prior winners include Gene Wolfe and M. John Harrison, so I am well and truly chuffed.
As you can see above, not only did the jury get to talk about books at a cafe, they got to do so in FRANCE, those bastards. Trust me, it wouldn't have been the same if they were conferring in Tallahassee.
The google-translated page about the award is here. According to google's strangled French, it's the Cockroach Award, btw.
I believe translator Gilles Goullet deserves most of the credit, and yet another free beer. I'm beginning to wonder if going to France in October is actually a good idea, given the amount of beer I will be paying for...
Now I just hope there's a bug statue involved...