[ by Charles Cameron — a non-alcoholic Monday morning pick-me-up ]
Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Rooney Literary Prize, for more reasons than one — first, for an exemplary example of life imitating art..
Second: that’s wonderful!
And huzzah! is a polite, secular hallelujah!
Good Will Hunting:
Washington Post, This author also works as a janitor.
Quartz, A prestigious university just awarded a literary prize to one of its janitors
it was the fact that Lally scrubs lecture halls, offices, and a library at Trinity every morning, rising at 4:45 am, and cleaning from 6 am to 9:30 am, before returning home to care for her infant daughter, that brought her international media attention.
Nota bene: I am not the first to note the parallel between Good Will Hunting‘s plot line and this year’s Rooney Prize story — but the pair of them also make for an exemplary DoubleQuote example, eh?