archive for "May, 2012"
Richard and Judy (in which i react to good news ) 24th, May 2012
It’s just been announced that Jubilee is a Richard and Judy Book Club choice for Summer 2012. This is incredible / amazing / gobsmacking / brilliant / wonderful – delete as applicable. (No! Don’t delete anything! They’re all applicable!) These are the things I did when Orion’s Fiction head, Susan Lamb, rang to give me the news: 1: I didn’t believe what I was hearing. Each time she told me, my brain scrambled the information. She had to be very, very patient, viz: SL: [...]
Book at Bedtime 18th, May 2012
I am utterly thrilled to announce that Jubilee has been chosen as a Book at Bedtime on Radio 4, airing from Monday, May 28th. For me this is a piece of particularly good news, because Radio 4 and I have a very close personal relationship; it’s been going on for years. Several places at my fantasy dinner party are taken by Radio 4 stalwarts: Jenni Murray (we are not worthy), the razor-sharp Jane Garvey, and PM’s Eddie Mair, who occupies a particular place in my [...]
special agent 10th, May 2012
I met my literary agent Jo Unwin over coffee at the York Writing Festival in 2010 and I have to confess that, had I known who she was, I would never have dared to sit next to her. This isn’t because she’s not lovely (she is very lovely), but because back then, agents were a breed apart for me, and I knew I’d probably look like a complete arse the minute I opened my mouth. I was sitting at the wrong angle to see her [...]