Saturday 31 October 2009

Elegy for Easterly on Guardian First Book Shortlist

Quiet congratulations to Petina Gappah whose marvellous collection, Elegy for Easterly, has now made the Guardian First Book Award shortlist. Quiet, because I really want this book to win. You can read about Easterly, and the other contenders HERE on Guardian online.
And it is quietly lovely to note that one of the judges is a contributor to Short Circuit... Tobias Hill.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting list, for sure. But confess to being mildy repelled by the notion of someone having 'an early mid-life crisis'. Sounds just a tad too 'bad-hair-day shockhorror' from my horribly cynical, thoroughly battered perspective. But that's my POV, and I should simply read the darn novel!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

It is a lovely book, whatever inspired it!