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Sam Wilson

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Quite A Friday, Really.

On Friday I received an MA with distinction for my debut novel, Commedia. I also found out that I was on the Mail and Guardian’s top 200 young South Africans list, and I got to attend the premiere of Lauren Beukes‘s Glitterboys and Ganglands. I have no idea what next Friday has in store; presumably I’ll get my own space shuttle and discover a harem-planet made of chocolate.

I want to give a huge thank you to my supervisor Mike Nicol who remained calm in the face of the whirling chaos of my first draft, and to Sarah Lotz and Lauren Beukes for reading the book in record time and giving me sensible advice which I absolutely should have followed. I’d also like to thank my examiners Zukiswa Wanner and Tihalo Raditlhalo, for liking it.

Here’s me graduating. I’m the one on the left with the double chin. The one on the right is my girlfriend Kerry who got her PhD in biochemistry, which is even more awesome.

 

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    June 14th, 2011 @09:40 #
     
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    Congratulations! I look forward to reading your novel. Just asking - do you have a publisher?

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  • <a href="http://www.sapartridge.co.za" rel="nofollow">Sally</a>
    Sally
    June 14th, 2011 @10:41 #
     
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    Congrats! It's been a good year for you. May it continue.

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  • <a href="http://www.michellematthews.co.za" rel="nofollow">Michelle</a>
    Michelle
    June 14th, 2011 @16:46 #
     
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    Yayyyyyyyy!! And it's nearly Friday again. You must be so excited :-)

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  • <a href="http://www.michellematthews.co.za" rel="nofollow">Michelle</a>
    Michelle
    June 14th, 2011 @16:49 #
     
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    Oh, and congrats to Kerry too. That's one awe-inspiring degree.

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  • <a href="http://cynthiajele.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Nozizwe Cynthia</a>
    Nozizwe Cynthia
    June 14th, 2011 @20:34 #
     
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    All in a day's work! Congrats!

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 15th, 2011 @02:29 #
     
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    Yippety yippity yip. That cool red robe, and the medieval alderman's hat: getting to wear that outfit was a major Phid incentive for me. Congratulations Sam and Kerry. I look forward to reading one of your dissertations. Guess which.

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    June 15th, 2011 @08:33 #
     
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    Hot sh!t, Sam. You surely looked good last Friday. I noticed the double chins had gone by 8.00 pm when the glitter boys appeared in all their finery. It's amazing what a little graduation cheer can do.

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  • <a href="http://www.brainwavez.org/" rel="nofollow">Mandy J Watson</a>
    Mandy J Watson
    June 15th, 2011 @11:04 #
     
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    Well done, dude! That explains why you seemed to be floating on Friday night.

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