Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Orwell Shortlists Announced

It transpires that my status as George Orwell's rightful heir is now established beyond any reasonable doubt! 'Three Thousand Versts' is on the shortlist! I'm amazed and humbled in equal measure. This is surely the equivalent of Ballymena United reaching the Champions League group stages!

The other blogs (and authors) shortlisted, congratulations to all of them:

Alix Mortimer - The People’s Republic of Mortimer
Andrew Sparrow - Guardian Politics Blog
Iain Dale - Iain Dale’s Diary
Jack Night - Night Jack
Paul Mason BBC Newsnight - Idle Scrawl

I'm sorry for being a little incoherent, but I am stunned!

14 comments:

nightjack said...

Also stunned.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous news congratulations you are in elevated company - you may make your fortune yet at this writing business instead of the counting business.

Mick said...

Congrats! Quality always finds a way to rise to the top!!

Anonymous said...

Well Done Big O.

Ignited said...

Congrats Mr Chekov - truly deserving.

Seymour Major said...

Well done Chekov,

To be frank, I did feel that there was something about your writing which made you a cut above others.

Chekov said...

Cheers everyone! Shucks!

Hernandez said...

Sandra's blog is better.

Kloot said...

Nice one. Good luck

Dinamo said...

All published comment should be approved by our Vodhz and not circulated on these blog things. People are sitting around commentating instead of repairing raileays or improving grain yield. This is not going to help the mother land.

Manuel said...

well done fella......!

Safiya Outlines said...

Congratulations! Very well deserved.

I'm a big fan of Night Jack's blog too, so you're definitely in good company.

Jeffrey Peel said...

A very belated congratulations. Your writing is mostly good but, more often, wonderful. Your success is richly deserved. It is heartening that those with a great command of the English language can be noticed - even within the general clutter of the blogosphere. Well done again and I very much hope that the judges reach the right decision.

Chekov said...

"Sandra's blog is better."

To be mentioned in the same breath as Sandra is a privilege.

Thanks everyone else!