The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan
The War that Never Was, which was short-listed for the The Writers’ Bureau trophy at the 2017 NAWGfest at the University of Warwick last September, turned out to be the prize that never was. Even so I was presented with a consolation certificate by Lord Fellowes, the President of the National Association of Writers’ Groups, as you can see from the attached photo.
Also illustrated are myself giving a reading at the open-mic session at the NAWGfest, a shot of myself and other short-listed competitors at the reception given by Lord Fellowes and a shot of myself and other diners at the gala dinner. There was, of course, a lot more serious business at the conference, including the NAWG AGM.
I also shifted some copies of my small publication Collateral Damage as well as copies of The Frozen Dream and Freedom’s Pilgrim at the book sale.
You can find The War that Never Was, a memoir of the Cold War, among the pages on this blog