On Friday night my Dutch publisher Oscar and my agent Ira threw a party for me at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
During a dinner after the party Ira said a sentence I will never forget: "Some people have arrangements."
Indeed some people have arrangements.
Some publishers have arrangements too.
(Oscar asked me to add pictures of the King Kamehameha where the party took place.
I could not find any pictures of the King Kamehameha, but this is a link to their webpage. Oscar seemed a bit anxious that I didn't enjoy the party in my honor. This is not at all the case; the party at the Frankfurt Book Fair was at least as beautiful as the book launch in Eupen. Oscar just sent me a picture. Below: King Kamehameha.)