Here we are with the fresh-faced Honorable Ian Black who presented us with our awards at an elementary School in his constituency of Port Coquitlam. The award was for $15,000 shared between Bill and me. It is my first cash prize. I've won awards, mostly for my first book, Mister Got to Go, which I am proud of, but winning money seems like a more serious award to me. I am 54 on Sunday and receiving this award at my present age feels like a milestone. This last year has been one of particular financial hardship and I usually feel that I will go on struggling and having to borrow from my overdraft or my Visa to pay my rent until the day I drop off the twig. So this feels like a kindly hand offering respite and reassurance.