[DWJ] Phoenix award

Charles Butler charlescbutler at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 8 14:22:53 EST 2005

I see from my ChLA newsletter that DWJ has won this year's Phoenix Award 
(given for books published 20 years ago that didn't receive any awards at 
the time) with *Howl*. Margaret Mahy is runner up for *The Tricksters*, 
another favourite. Last year the positions were reversed, with Mahy's 
*Catalogue of the Universe* pipping *Fire and Hemlock.*

Personally, I think I'd have given it the other way round on both occasions, 
but who's complaining? Two of my favourite writers!

Charlie - who feels like he's been out nine years, but shan't away again. 

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