So a little while ago I was all things Karl Ove Knausgaard. That hasn't changed, in fact I finished his book three and have book four waiting. It's very thick and heavy, with a teen Karl Ove on the cover. Also, here is an interesting article I saw during the week, on what it means when [...]
It's been a while since I posted. I have just finished a full-on week of teaching, as well as getting my edited manuscript back to Allen & Unwin. Am tidying my work space and getting things under control after a three-week frenzy with lots of teaching and lots of editing. Celebrating tonight with some French bubbly, [...]
Someone gave me a push to write a new post here, with my news in a more highlighted fashion. I mentioned it earlier before I left on my trip, but this 'someone' I think wants me to make more of it. It's not my natural inclination to fanfare but here goes. Some of you will know [...]
Friday week I jet off (read: become paralysed stuffed in small almost-reclining seat within long metal tube) to London and beyond. My preparations have consisted of making sure I have warm clothes to take and even more importantly, comfortable shoes (remember the LA-NYC Blister Saga?) My blister saga was caused last time by me flying [...]
This post is for Sarah, who posted some shacky stuff here and here.
Anne Beilby, Rights Manager at Text Publishing.I went along to this not quite sure what it was about (my fault, no one else's.) But I knew two things:1. Anne Beilby from Text Publishing was the speaker and 2. she is a guru when it comes to all things to do with publishing rights.Actually I knew [...]
What we've all been waiting for, and on the day, the Pitch session was mentioned throughout, with info about how it would work. This is how it worked:People were invited to put their names into a box and we were told they'd be pulled at random, and possibly up to ten or so would be [...]