/ Andy Kirkpatrick wins the Boardman Tasker Prize for "Cold Wars"

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Only a hill - on 16 Nov 2012
Looks like it's just been announced:
http://www.boardmantasker.com/

With several excellent entries on the shortlist this year it must have been a tough decision. It was rooting for Gordon Stainforth's "Fiva" although "Into the Silence" is also an excellent title.
alooker - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Only a hill: well deserved for some great writing, tough competition though
The New NickB - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Only a hill:

It is shame that he feels he can no longer make a living from writing!
Only a hill - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to The New NickB:
Indeed, I was saddened to read his recent blog post. I think he's an inspiration to more people than he realises. On the other hand, if it's no longer practical...
Tall Clare - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to The New NickB:

Wait - what? He's stopped writing? I missed that. Really disappointing news as I enjoyed Cold Wars and Psychovertical enormously.
Tall Clare - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Only a hill:

Do you have a link for Mrs Lazy here?
Styx - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to Only a hill)
>
> Do you have a link for Mrs Lazy here?

http://www.andy-kirkpatrick.com/blog/view/goodbye_to_all_that
davegs - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

this should help

http://bit.ly/TTTW7Q
The New NickB - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

He certainly won't be writing as much!
Tall Clare - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to davegs:

Why, thank you.
Tall Clare - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Styx:

Thanks for that. Such a shame - but a harsh reality of creative endeavour, that so many people don't seem to realise.
Tall Clare - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to The New NickB:

Hopefully he'll find a way to make it all work.
davegs - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:

You're welcome ;-)
Skyfall - on 16 Nov 2012
I heard Andy K on Radio 5 speaking about Karen. He spoke just as her partner and I felt quite upset that his own accomplishments weren't mentioned. I imagine Prince Philip feels just the same ;)

Anyway, I really hope he finds whatever mojo he needs to find.
Mr. K - on 16 Nov 2012
Very well deserved! Bo)
AndrewHuddart - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Only a hill:

Thought Cold Wars was a good book but that Fiva was great and lasted much longer in the memory for me. A real shame for Gordon.

Only a hill - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Tall Clare:
> (In reply to Styx)
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> Thanks for that. Such a shame - but a harsh reality of creative endeavour, that so many people don't seem to realise.

Indeed, and it's a shame that so few of us are able to make a living from our creative endeavour of choice. Sometimes I think that's part of the beauty of it though ... striving for something you can in all probability never achieve.

No wonder so many climbers are also writers, musicians or painters!
Skyfall - on 16 Nov 2012
In reply to Only a hill:

> No wonder so many climbers are also writers, musicians, painters or accountants!

Corrected that for you

anaesthetic on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to Only a hill:

In reply to Only a hill:
Good to hear Cold Wars got the award, its on my xmas wishlist having read and loved Psychovertical. Sad to hear he won't be writing any more such books.

Having read the blog article it makes sense why it seems like authors have a new book every few months. Shame quality isn't as rewarding as quantity!
galpinos - on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to JonC:
> No wonder so many climbers are also writers, musicians, painters or accountants!
>
> Corrected that for you

I thought we were all engineers? You live and learn....
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muppetfilter - on 04 Dec 2012
In reply to galpinos:

> I thought we were all engineers? You live and learn....

I know at leats three 8c climbers that are acomplished three coat rust prevention Paintbrush Pilots ... Or did you mean woofy painters ?


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