Tuesday, April 6, 2010

and the nominee is....

i was working at cbc.ca today when one of the editors looked over her monitor and said, 'did you know you're nominated for an atlantic journalism award?'

i had heard hints in that direction, but the nominees for 2010 were officially unveiled today.

Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article

- Eleanor Beaton - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL -The Fast
Times of Rob Sobey
- Barry Boyce - Shambhala Sun Magazine, Halifax, NS - Fifty Years on the
Razor's Edge
- Jon Tattrie - Progress Magazine, Halifax, NS - Back to the Land

woot! it's for the profile i did of pete luckett last year. while i do most of my interviewing via the phone, this was one of those cases where it was well worth the hour's drive to the valley to meet pete on his farm. the long drive home also gave me lots of time to think about writing the article - i had my digital recorder on the dash and frequently turned it on to record the ideas passing through my head almost as fast as the car was passing down the highway. it was mostly done before i got home and, to my delight, progress let me write it just as i imagined it.

the awards are handed out may 8 in halifax. fingers crossed...

i'm also up for the Mayor's Award for Literary Achievement for black snow stuff. the winner of that is announced april 14 at the atlantic book awards in dartmouth. more fingers crossed....


i just realized where i recognized my fellow nominee Eleanor Beaton from - when i was entering the diefenbunker for the road warrior last summer, she was just coming out. how wonderfully odd.
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