|(All photos by Peter Rozovsky)|
missed the 11 p.m. bus from New York after the Edgar Awards
Thursday, so I returned to the Grand Hyatt and tagged along to a party at the Center for Fiction
, where I had a nice schmooze with Sara Paretsky, ran into John Lawton
, complimented W. Paul Coates
on the speech he had made introducing Walter Mosley earlier in the evening, gabbed with Janet Rudolph
, renewed acquaintances with Sheila York
after we'd shared a row on a plane from Phoenix to Long Beach for Bouchercon in 2014, gawked at Meredith Cole
's polka-dotted rain boots, and apologized to Otto Penzler for crashing the party, to which he graciously replied that he was glad I'd shown up.
Then it was back to the hotel bar for drinks with some of the same gang plus Reed Farrel Coleman and others. That part of the evening included some good stories about the Ivory Coast from Janet's affable husband.
I forgot to mention yesterday that I've been going to these events long enough now that I knew just about everyone who sat at my table for the awards dinner. That included Sarah Weinman, Stacia Decker, Paul Charles
, and Ellen Clair Lamb, the last of whom was happy to answer some questions about publishing. Once again, it was good fun spending time with people who know about things that I don't and who like to share their knowledge. So I'm not sorry I missed that bus.
© Peter Rozovsky 2016
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Labels: Edgar Awards 2016