Last week the incredibly kind and brilliant team and mystery-jury of the Atlantic Book Awards recognized Notes for the Everlost with the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, in a category with two incredibly talented authors.
Best of all was to spend two days in Newfoundland, heads-together with poets and novelists and mentors, figuring out the trick of making art. Sharing space with these people is an award in itself, and the recognition is the cherry. It made me feel so grateful for everyone who made this book possible—my agent Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic, and my beloved Shambhala Publications team—including editor-in-chief Sara Bercholz and editor Beth Frankl in faraway Colorado!
Thanks so much to the Atlantic Book Awards and the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia for all their hard work bringing us together, and many cheers for all the nominees and winners! Our region is ridiculously overflowing with creative talent. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and to walk among some of the people I admire so much. In the fog.