On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, The Immortal Flower received a literary grant from The Canada Council for the Arts. This is, without a doubt, the highest honour bestowed upon any of my writing in the last 14 years. I have been working on this novel for 13 years in one form or another, and to see the five-century epic receive a nod from the country’s highest literary body is, well, humbling. As in, deeply, deeply humbling. I’m speechless.
If you’d like to read a sample from some of the completed parts of the story, click here.
My sincere and profound thanks to the CCA and to everyone who supports government funding for the arts, individual artists and artistic organizations. Good on ya, eh!