So remember the best book award I was given that I discovered by accident?
I emailed several people in the leadership of the association, thanking them and gently wondering why I never heard from them about it. There’s got to be a certificate or a plaque. Or at least an email.
Everybody I wrote ignored me completely. It’s been a couple of weeks, so I’ve given up on hearing from them now.
In case this still sounds too strange, I have to clarify that this is a Canadian association. Canada is not a huge country. My field is so small and cozy that it’s become a mafia. Or actually, there are two mafias, the Argentinean and the Spanish, and they battle things out. Things are always weird.