This morning, my wife and collaborator, Pat Perrin, forwarded me this emai:
"Congratulations. As part of the Eric Hoffer Award, your book was nominated for the Montaigne Medal....
"Your book is still on track for a category prize, including the Hoffer Grand Prize. The Montaigne Medal is an additional distinction, awarded to the most thought-provoking book each year. (See past winners on-line.) Approximately two to three books receive this award each year. The list of Montaigne finalists is below. Regardless of the judges‚ determination, your book at the very least will carry the distinction of “Montaigne Medal Finalist” and “Eric Hoffer Award Finalist.” The Montaigne Medalists will be announced in the spring prior to the category and grand prize announcements...”
"That's great," I said to Pat. "Uh … which our books is it for?" We write so many, I tend to lose track.
It's the _Jamais Vu Papers._ _Anna's World_ is also entered for a younger category, but we haven't heard any news about that yet. Maybe we've got a chance with it as well.
BTW, the Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Medals are very cool. Check out their website at http://www.hofferaward.com/
… and of course, you can buy Jamais Vu at http://www.amazon.com/Jamais-Vu-Papers-Wim-Coleman/dp/1935178164/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1299595309&sr=8-1
And _Anna's World_ is available at http://www.amazon.com/Annas-World-Wim-Coleman/dp/1935178067/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299620040&sr=8-1.