At 9/20/01 09:06 AM, Kevin Burton Smith wrote:
>Damn! The Shamus Awards Dinner was cancelled. Could the whole Bouchercon
Well, NY is Book Country is cancelled ...
From yesterday's PW Daily:
Police Cancel New York Is Book Country
PW Daily is sad to report that in the aftermath of last
week's attack on the World Trade Center, the New York City
Police have requested that organizers cancel New York Is Book
Country, scheduled for Sunday, September 23. The literary
brunch co-hosted with the New York Times also will not be
Linda C. Exman, president and founder of New York Is Book
Country, told PW Daily, "We knew that if we had gone on, it
wouldn't have been quite the same after the events of last
week. But the vast majority of the exhibitors were committed
to strike a blow for literature and civilization. It finally
came down to the police, and they wrote us a very nice note
asking us not to hold it."
Exman noted that although the festival has been cancelled,
some related events may still be held. All those planning to
attend ticketed or scheduled events should consult the Web
site at http:www.nyisbookcountry.com for details.
Next year's New York Is Book Country is scheduled for
Also, don't go to the NYIBC website (or www.bookreporter.com)
for more info. Their server is infected with NIMDA and they
haven't been able to fix it yet.
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