This evening the news came at a special awards ceremony held in the Beverly Hills Hilton as champagne glasses tinkled, mermen and mermaids frolicked fishily in the heated swimming pools, the paparazzi almost outnumbered the glitzerazzi, and the Archangel Gabriel himself attended incognito but was soon ejected for making a nuisance among the young ladies queuing up to get refills of Hawaiian punch.
In short, we were all there for the announcement of
Organized and hosted annually by Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) on his An Englishman in New Jersey blog, this is given to the author-nominated book or book project which, in the opinion of the voters, has the best and most enticing title.
To my intermingled shock, delight, ecstasy and amazement, this year the honour of receiving
went to, well,
for my title The Dragons of Manhattan. You can see that very title in situ here:
The full results can be read here. Many thanks to Jon Gibbs for taking the time and making the effort to organize the contest.