Sunday, September 24, 2006


My favourite moments of today were Clive Barker's impromptu Guest of Honour Speech at Fantasycon, in which he declared war on the idea that Fantasy was a genre, and the rather astonishing moment half an hour later when I finally realised that the reason that my name was being read out was because ANANSI BOYS had just won the August Derleth Award as Best Novel. I've never won a British Fantasy Award before, and was chuffed and astonished.

(Edited to add, here's the full list --

Right. Bed now. Reading and Q&A and signing tomorrow.