Friday, December 18, 2009

Globe and Mail Arts Person of the Year: And The Runner-Up Is....

"Lyon is no mouse, and her roar will not soon subside."

The Globe and Mail names me a runner-up for Arts Person of the Year (books)! Though a more deserving literary lioness would be Random House's editor extraordinaire Anne Collins, who edited both The Golden Mean and Linden MacIntyre's Giller-winning The Bishop's Man.

Other runners-up are Jason Reitman (film), Guy Laliberte (performance), and Christopher Plummer (film). The winner is hip-hop artist Drake. Congratulations!

To read John Barber's article, please click here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hello, Edmonton!

"Canada's newest literary star comes to Edmonton on Thursday riding the sort of high that only comes from being pulled into the spotlight by all three of the nation's major book awards."

To read Richard Helm's full article for the Edmonton Journal, please click here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Philip gave Aristotle the Temple of the Nymphs at Mieza to tutor his son, Alexander. Here's a photo of the archeological site:


Mieza was supposedly cooler than Pella, the capital of Macedon, in the summer; it had shady walks and caves and (historians speculate) less to distract the teenaged prince than the big city.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Artery Literary Saloon

I'm so pleased to be taking part in The Artery Literary Saloon this coming Thursday, December 10 at 7:00PM with Ted Bishop, Greg Hollingshead, Lynn Coady, and Marina Endicott. They're also promising something called the ALS Inaugural Book Smelling Contest. Come to the Artery, 9535 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton to learn more.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Support the Food Bank / Win the Author!

Join BC Almanac's 23rd annual Food Bank Day broadcast on Friday, December 4 from noon to 3:00PM on CBC Radio One. You can bid on a Golden Mean book club package, amongst other swag, and support a worthy cause.

From the BC Almanac website:

"Annabel Lyon's novel The Golden Mean has been showered with critical acclaim and awards. Now, you can have a chance at a Book Club meeting to remember with the author in attendance. Annabel Lyon will come to a Book Club meeting in the Lower Mainland to help discuss and dissect the book.

This one-of-a-kind prize package includes ten copies of the The Golden Mean.

The Donation Value: $800"

Join host Mark Forsythe on Friday, December 4th from noon to 3:00PM on CBC Radio One.