Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kinsella Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

W. P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe, which was adapted into the film Field of Dreams, has been presented with the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, according to the CBC. The prize goes to a British Columbian author for an enduring contribution to the literary arts.

Not only will Field of Dreams be remembered as a modern rural fantasy in its own right, but, as I've said before, anytime I see that dawn scene from the new Star Trek movie with young Kirk riding along the road through the fields and looking off towards the bulk of the Enterprise in its drydock, I can't help but think that any minute Kevin Costner will step out from between the rows of corn muttering "If you build it, he will come." - which, given that they are building the Enterprise, and Kirk does come to it, makes the statement even more appropriate in a cross-story metaphor kind of way.

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