Here are a couple of links from Bookslut. If you don't read Bookslut, you should read Bookslut.
First, we have Robert Heinlein's form letter sent in response to fan letters. Fans should develop a form fan letter.
Second, there is an image at the top of this page that is captioned: "Andrew O'Hagan, Drenka Willen and friend at the 2007 Dinner."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that "friend" Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author of the National Book Award nominated Madeleine Is Sleeping? And recent visitor to the city of Seattle's Bumbershoot festival, where she spoke to Paul Constant about her book The Ms. Hempel Chronicles? Can a National Book Award nominee get a little respect from a book award website?