Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blog in Exile: Canadians Honor Stephen King

Stephen King was presented with a lifetime achievement award recently by the Canadian Booksellers Association, the first dirty foreigner non-Canadian writer to be so honored. The CBC has an article about the festivities, and the video of King's acceptance speech is, inevitably, on YouTube.

In other King news, his new novella -- a 21,000-word piece called "The Gingerbread Girl" -- will appear in the July issue of Esquire. Esquire editor-in-chief David Granger has an accompanying, depressing quote in which he declared his intention "to publish nothing other than event fiction." No word yet on whether Esquire intends to move its editorial offices to Lake Wobegon, where all women are strong, all men are handsome, and all stories are events.

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