Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Die Welt Wil Wir Sie Kannten (aka Life As We Knew It) Wins The Buxtehuder Bullen Award!
This is a great honor and I am so thrilled I can't even describe how thrilled I am. Here's some basic information about this wonderful award.
See that bull up above? That's the award winning statue, inspired by Ferdinand The Bull. My brother (who's been helping me through all this German information)says it weighs 12 and a half kilos, and my mother, who is thoroughly enjoying the entire process (she said, among many other things, "I had to wait 100 years for this," and is now demanding one half of all the congratulations) wants to know if I'll need a bigger apartment to hold it.
The awards ceremony is part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the award, and it's going to be sometime in early September. My mother's extremely big 100 is also in early September, but my mother has already told me if there's a conflict in dates, of course I should go to Buxtehude, but I should tell them that only an honor such as this one would make me miss my mother's birthday.
Of course, I'll have to say it in German, but I'll worry about that in September.
The Buxtehuder Bullen Award gets a lot of publicity in Germany, which my brother discovered through clever googling. The articles are pretty much the same, but they have different headings (I admit to a partiality to the ones with Susan Beth Pfeffer in the headline), but this one is currently my favorite because it shows both the jury that picked LAWKI and the pretty picture of the tree and oops me too that Marci took.
I admit I've been way too excited to get any work done, since finding out yesterday afternoon about the award (they called me all the way from Buxtehude, which is 30 kilometers from Hamburg).
The end of the world is simply going to have to wait. Winning the Buxtehuder Bullen Award takes precedence!