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AWARDS CEREMONY AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON

Posted by Dulce Rodrigues on February 6, 2014

I prefer writing, but sometimes I have to make a speech... as when I received the prize at the British Library for my children's book BARRY’S ADVENTURE on January 23rd. As a Portuguese author, I was very proud to be part of this community of English-speaking authors also awarded at the event.

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group of authors   awards speech

I was still in Portugal - where I always spend the Christmas holidays -, when I received the news about the Honourable Mention awarded at the 2013 London Book Festival. I immediately made up my mind that I would attend the awards ceremony. I had missed the event in Hollywood for Once Upon A Time... A House, I did not want to miss this one. Instead of flying directly from Lisbon back to Belgium I would make a “detour” by London.

kids book BARRY ADVENTURE   kids book ONCE UPON A TIME A HOUSE

The last time I had been in the British capital was in 2011, on the week end of the 15-16 January, to visit two major exhibitions: Paul Gauguin, Maker of Myth, at Tate Modern, and Canaletto and his Rivals at the National Gallery. Now, I had a wonderful excuse to go there again and feel the magic of walking my way through the British Library Conference Centre to meet with so many gifted authors from different parts of the world. This was not my first awards ceremony, but it was definitely the one joining the most eclectic group of authors sharing a same passion for books.

I arrived a bit earlier than the time scheduled, but Leah Bachar came to meet me and kindly showed me around and explained how the event would run. Other guests arrived in the meantime; we made acquaintance, talked and exchanged views and ideas while enjoying a drink and some “amuse-gueules”.

It was a relaxing moment, but I must confess that when time came for my acceptance speech I was very nervous again. I addressed a short speech I had prepared in advance in my head, not on the paper, and I thus forget a few things I would have loved to say. But everyone was so wonderfully tolerant that I believe my untold words were quickly forgotten and forgiven...

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival awards ceremony

London Book Festival diploma

I am grateful to Bruce for organizing the London Book Festival, and I thankfully greet Leah for hosting this great event. I am very proud and happy for having been given the opportunity of meeting such wonderful and talented authors. I wish them all a rewarding writing career. Their names and respective books are listed below. As to the photos, I "picked" them from the post Chrissy Benjamin wrote about her wonderful experience at the London Book Festival. I hope she will not mind I use them to remember this great meeting.

© Dulce Rodrigues

 
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List of awarded authors and books:
THE TEAM FORMULA by Mandy Flint/Elisabet Vinberg Hearn
PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER by Page Martin
THE ENCHANTED GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK by Charlotte Jones
SABLE SHADOW AND THE PRESENCE by William Peace
THE YEAR OF THE HORSETAILS by R.F. Tapsell
ANCIENT WISDOM, MODERN MASTER by Lila Ivey
UNDER THE RAINBOW by Katherine Reynolds
AN IDIOT’S TALE: THE LOST WRITINGS OF RAPUNZEL by Robin E. Lieske
THE GENEVA PROJECT-TRUTH by Christina Benjamin
FIFTY/FIFTY,THE CLARITY OF HINDSIGHT by Julie Kessler
BARRY’S ADVENTURE by Dulce Rodrigues
LONGING TO LIVE: JOURNEY WITH CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND FIBROMYALGIA by Margaret Lambert
WHERE DO THE MONDAYS GO? by Patricia A. Sloan

 
 



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