While all tertulinet followers will be familiar with Bill Lyons frequent contributions to our site, I wonder how many actually know something about him. So, since he recently received the George B. Smith award by the NATC (National Association of Taurine Clubs of the United States of America), I felt it was a good time to let all the tertulinet readers learn about this honor as well as a bit of background about how Bills life has revolved around, and in, el mundo taurino.
First the award. The George B. Smith award for “a worthy artist, writer or author who, during the lifetime of the NATC (since 1962) has contributed to the enjoyment of and/or dissemination of information and educations about tauromaquia” has an interesting history. George