It's official. I am no longer the reigning Novice champion of the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Competition. That honour now belongs to Joseph Ryan.
Congrats to Julian Novitz for winning the open category and joining "the literary heavyweights".
I haven't seen the stories up on the BNZ site just yet... if you go searching, you'll still find my story, Another Language. How unfortunate.
If you hurry, you might still be able to watch this video cobbled together with footage from the 2007 awards and, if I'm not mistaken, 2001. I was in Germany during the 2007 ceremony, but you can see my mum standing next to Carl Nixon at 1:04-1:10. Go mum!
Okay, off to see Ladyhawke at Cabaret Voltaire... Got to support those 80's obsessed Kiwis, eh?