I have achieved another five minutes of fame: a mention in the Guardian this week. From thearticle/post linked above, by Sarah Crown:
"Congratulations for what sounds like a remarkable book," offers Petrona, although she, too, is irritated by "the extent of the media coverage that has been given to the fact that she has never been to Canada, in comparison with discussion of the book itself. Since the invention of the papyrus and parchment, people have written about events and places that they have witnessed only in their imagination. It is interesting to be able to write convincingly about somewhere you have never been, but not overwhelmingly so."
(Thanks to the mysterious "Jonathan" for first drawing my attention to this piece via the comments on Petrona; to James for keeping a copy of the paper for me; and to my admirable ex-colleage Nell Boase, now of the Guardian, she knows why. And, of course, thanks to Frank Wilson of Books, Inq. for also linking to my post.)