Jul 19, 2007, 10:46 AM
Pardon me, but I'm the one who called Adam Johnson a "stellar" writer. I agree he's prizeworthy. I like his book. But let's look at the facts: he had something akin to a prior relationship with Wolfe when he won the Stegner. Wolfe had just awarded him another prize. This happened with at least one other writer. Where's the circumstantial? Where's the hearsay? Or are we just throwing around legal terms now? Subpoena! Subpoena! Force majeur!
What's that? They gave the prize to a fellow's wife? Hearsay! Can you prove they're married?
This is ridiculous. Go back and look at what I wrote. I said the number of Best Americans was a factor in FSU's ranking. Then I said that's a little misleading, as one guy appeared four times.
I have a feeling you're not really concerned about Derek Walcott's good name. You keep asking for easily verified facts but won't say which ones are false, circumstantial, or force majeur!. Just PM me with the name of your buddy and I'll apologize for mentioning him.
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(This post was edited by Junior Maas on Jul 19, 2007, 10:47 AM)