I’ve been home for three days and am still stunned to have this awesome trophy sitting on my living-room shelf! For those of you who were not in attendance, here’s a brief transcription of my speech:
‘Thank you so much to those of you who donated to my crowdfunding campaign—your generosity made it possible for me to collect this award in person. To the staff of Strange Horizons: thank you for giving ‘Das Steingeschöpf’ a home. And lastly, thank you to my family, friends, colleagues, the members of my writing group, and my partner Ross for your constant encouragement, support and love.’
I’m so glad to have met many friends in person for the first time at World Fantasy Con, and to have made many more. I could never have imagined such a warm welcome to the field.
Until Dublin 2019!