THE WRITING LIFE
At long last, I am delighted to announce that
Nights In The Asylum
was launched by Nicholas Jose in a wonderful warm and celebratory event at the
107 Hindley Street, Adelaide.
Few first time novelists are fortunate enough to be launched by a writer they
admire, especially one with Nicolas Jose's distinguished writing
career. I feel deeply honoured.
This is a short extract from Nick's launch
"When a new writer steps onto the stage with a first novel as bold, charged and
risk-taking in its accomplishment as this one, it's an occasion to celebrate.
It's a big night for the author, of course, but also a big night for all of us
who are interested in literature.
Nights in the Asylum
is subtle, rich, wise
and seductive. Published in Australia and the UK this month, it's a gorgeous
act of defiance to those who say literary fiction is in trouble."
After such a compliment, I felt truly launched - the evening was,
question, the very
brightest spot to date in the writing life.
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