Pimp this author: two writers festival invitations!

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I have been invited to participate in the Sydney Writers Festival, which takes place in May 2008, and the Byron Bay Writers Festival in July, on the back of The Young Widow’s Book of Home Improvement. Apparently the book publishers undertake some kind of beauty parade in front of the various Artistic Directors of writers’ festivals, promoting selected local authors and talking them up. As the beneficiary of this behind-the-scenes promotion I am glad to learn about it but I can’t rid my imagination of the visual imagery that comes with my new knowledge, especially as this literary pimping occurred unbeknown to me.

After about half a second’s deliberation I decided to accept both invitations.

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