Susan Kurosawa at The Australian newspaper has chosen The Riverbones as the best travel memoir of 2009!
The Riverbones has been shortlisted for the 2009 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Affectionately known as the "Edna" among those in the know, the $10,000 award focuses on literary, as opposed to purely journalistic, endeavours. Three cheers for that. (And my friend Wayson Choy is a past-winner... oh, to be included in such company...) Check out the amazing shortlist here.