WFA Lifetime Achievement

Locus has just reported that the World Fantasy Convention has released the names of the recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. The recipients are Diana Wynne Jones and Betty Ballantine. I don’t know Betty, but I do know about her career, and she’s an extraordinarily deserving recipient. As for Diana, we were judges for the WFAs a few years ago, and I’ve read a lot of her work. She’s a wonderful, wonderful writer, and was a great correspondent. I’ve long hoped I might get to publish her someday. Whether or I do or not, though, I couldn’t be more delighted about her being acknowledged in this way. Definitely a major nod of approval to the judges and administrators for making a great pair of decisions.