Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Coffee Table Still Life

Helen is published in Vogue. It must be the first time the act of befriending a Goshawk has been featured there. (tip from Randy D).

She has also gotten a second prestigious literary prize, this time the Costa, I think what used to be called the Whitbread.

7 comments:

Peculiar said...

A shout-out to the splendid Joel Becktell recording is in order too (Bach's Cello Suites played on both modern and period instruments!).

Anonymous said...

Too funny, but perhaps explains why this blog "clicks" with me--I have BOTH those exact same toy feathered dinos! Mine live on my kitchen counter though(these creatures can survive in very diverse habitats) along with a LOT of other plastic extinct "museum replicas"....And as for music, I FINALLY got a Borodin CD with "In The Steppes Of Central Asia" on it-- a MUST with Tazis in the house! Wouldn't want them deprived of their cultural heritage! I had it on an old record album, 8-track, then cassette tape, now FINALLY on a CD! By gosh, I'm becoming a regular 20th century kinda guy! But I don't know if I'll ever get around to joining the 21st.....L. B.

Anonymous said...

I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Stephen, your friend Helen is in Vogue, but Vicki Hearne had a brief article published on her book Bandit in Elle magazine. We even had two guys from the magazine taking pictures.

lizequinox said...

I have both Bach & Leonard Cohen on the CD shelf, I actually subscribed to Vogue in my younger years, I have skulls all over the house & yard... no feathered Dinos, Anon 1, but Anon 2, I have Vicki Hearnes Adams Task on the shelf. Now I guess I have to read Helen on Hawks to keep up here. What a tight knit group of diverse yet scattered interests we have here!

Reid Farmer said...

I just got an email from Amazon.UK overnight announcing Helen's winning of the Costa Book of the Year award. It says "H is for Hawk" is also short-listed for the 2014 Duff Cooper Prize.

Costa website does say it used to be Whitbread. Prize is 35,000 pounds.

Lane, I've had a recording of "On the Steppes of Central Asia" in one format or another since I first heard it in high school.

Steve Bodio said...

Anonymous Vicki Hearne friends: please keep commenting!

Steve Bodio said...

Uh-- that would be "friend", not plural. We know lizequinox...