Congratulations to Ian Colford whose manuscript “The Confessions of Joseph Blanchard” won the Guernica Prize! Well-deserved. It was an honour to have my manuscript "Butterflies of the Rice Fields" shortlisted. Gratitude to the wonderful jury members Angie Abdou, Cheluchi Onyemelukwe and Joseph Dandurand for all their hard work and time. Many thanks to Guernica for having this excellent literary award. Thanks so much to everyone who cheered me along. I appreciate the support. Congrats again to Ian!