Thursday, August 28, 2014

Best line of the 2014 NZ Post Book Awards

It came from Vincent O’Sullivan, of course – winner of the poetry award last night for Us, then.

VUP’s Twitter feed reports that Kim Hill said to him today at the winner’s event, referring to the fact that he is not only a poet but also a dramatist, novelist, short-story writer, biographer, librettist and Mansfield scholar:  “There's no form you don't write.”

He replied, “Well, I don't write cheques very often.”


Jevelyn said...

This made Francis Wheen laugh at 5.30 a.m. (UK time).

Stephen Stratford said...

Very good to know that - thanks. Vincent will be chuffed.