Pyr Editorial Director Lou Anders was on hand to read a selection from the novel, and to accept on Mark's behalf. Here is my (Lou's)very brief/off the cuff acceptance speech, which begins 5 minutes, 51 seconds in. (Before that, a moving acceptance speech for the Special Citation winner, HARMONY by Project Itoh, written by the late author's father).
Mark Hodder , awake at 5am in Spain, was able to listen to a live feed of the ceremony. His reaction:
"OMG OMG OMG! Are you kidding me!!!!
Cannot believe it!
Seriously, I'm dumbstruck … And over the moon!!!"
Here is the full ceremony. I (Lou Anders) read the excerpt at 27 minutes, 20 seconds in and accept at 50 minutes, 20 seconds in.