Reason # 297 why Rob Hoge is one of my favourite stirrers. I understand his passion – there’s a tiara at stake.
People, it’s time we made the John W Campbell Award into more than just award for new writing talent from North America.
The John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer has been awarded 37 times since it started in 1973. Of those 37 awards, 36 have been awarded to authors from North America. One has gone to an author from the UK – Jeff Noon. Not once has it gone to an Australian, a Kiwi, a South African, a Japanese writer or anyone else. It has only ever been awarded to residents of three countries – the USA, Canada, and England.
The rest of his call to arms lives here http://roberthoge.com/archives/408