/ "Fiva" wins Banff Mountain Literature award at Banff

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Postmanpat on 02 Nov 2012
Gordon Stainforth of this parish's book "Fiva" has won the best book award for mountain and wilderness literature at the Banff film festival.

http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/competitions/book/2012/

Many congratulations to Gordon.

The grand prize was won by "Fire Season" by Philip Connors.
Tall Clare - on 02 Nov 2012
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Brilliant news for Gordon!
Only a hill - on 02 Nov 2012
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This is awesome news and highly deserved. Well done Gordon!
BALD EAGLE - on 02 Nov 2012
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Good stuff Gordon! A most worthy winner so happy days! :-)
no_more_scotch_eggs - on 02 Nov 2012
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Yup, congratulations gordon
hokkyokusei - on 02 Nov 2012
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Brilliant. I was wondering how it had done.

Just finished the copy I received for my birthday. It's a great read - a real page tuner that make you feel as though you're right there in the middle of it.
pneame on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to Postmanpat: excellent news. Well deserved
Simon - on 02 Nov 2012
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congratulations gordon - well deserved - you and Freida must be very proud...


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Andy Mountains - on 02 Nov 2012
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Well deserved too. Congratulations Gordon!
Postmanpat on 02 Nov 2012
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I'm actually wondering whether Gordon made it to the awards announcement reception because the timing appears to have coincided with the single malt whisky tasting event.....
Gordon Stainforth - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to Postmanpat:

I wasn't at the whisky tasting, Nick, because the Book Prize event had its own reception, and let me assure you the drinks flowed ... We ended up in the Irish Pub in Banff town centre with Simon Yates, who was keeping the flag flying for Britain when it came to knocking back the pints :)

Having a really great time. As I said in my acceptance speech, 'this is one of the best days in my professional life for 18 years ... since I was last here and won the Best Book of Mountain Image prize for "The Cuillin".' Actually, this feels so much bigger an award to me.

Thanks to everyone else of this thread for their congratulations.
Steve Ashton - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:

Well done! Great news. Who says the good guys don't win?

I've asked my partner for this book for Christmas, so this news isn't helping me keep expectations down...
Offwidth - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to Gordon Stainforth:

Well done! That should help sales a bit ;-)
Flinticus - on 02 Nov 2012
Well done. Read the book recently & really enjoyed it.
Robert Durran - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to Postmanpat:
> Gordon Stainforth of this parish's book "Fiva" has won the best book award for mountain and wilderness literature at the Banff film festival.

Excellent! I must read it.

> The grand prize was won by "Fire Season" by Philip Connors.

I thought this was a very beautiful book.

Ridge - on 02 Nov 2012
In reply to Offwidth:
Congratulations to Gordon!
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Greenbanks - on 02 Nov 2012
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Read it on hols - should've put my tenner on it then. An unusual, common-touch story that's a well-deserved winner. Congratulations Gordon

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