For being awarded a CBE for his services to the publishing industry – and, I may add, to literature.
For once, there's not just news of another footballer or Coronation Street actress being honoured.
Now there's someone else who should have been knighted some time ago, but I think he's persona non grata with most of the establishment, and would probably have spurned such a thing anyway. I am talking about that other wayward genius of publishing, John Calder, full of genio and sregolatezza – especially the latter – well I know it. . .
Christopher, hearty congratulations again!