Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lawrence Block accepts the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement

By Gerald So

On behalf of the SMFS, I contacted Lawrence Block to inform him he had received the Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer, recognizing his lasting contribution to short mystery fiction.

He replied:

Gerald, what a treat! Thanks so much. Ed Hoch was a good friend and beloved colleague, and that makes the award doubly sweet.

I don't know if I'll be able to attend B'con this year; if I do, it'll be a pleasure to receive the plaque, but it's the honor itself that means the most, and I accept that now with abiding gratitude.

Lawrence Block

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