Saturday, 28 May 2011
I finished writing my book, THE CARD, last Friday. It's a story about a man who picks up playing cards off the street. This is draft 8 and I think it's more or less there now. There may be one more draft to go; we'll see what my editor says. Then I get to design it. I emailed the manuscript off to her on Friday morning and then set off for a lunch meeting with Peepshow. Walking up Kingsland Road, I found a playing card lying on the pavement. I've been collecting cards I find on the street since 1993, but this is the first one I have found in about 5 years.
Friday, 20 May 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Congratulations to my excellent editor, Sarah Norman, who was short-listed for the 2011 Kim Scott Walwyn Prize - the first award to recognise the professional achievements of women in publishing with new focus on emerging talent.
After graduating with a First from The University of Cambridge in 2005, Sarah Norman joined Atlantic Books as an Editorial Assistant. Moving swiftly through the stages of Assistant Editor and Editor, she was promoted to Senior Editor in 2010 and now works across three imprints, Atlantic Books, Corvus and Callisto. Sarah is now responsible for acquiring new titles and for taking complex non-fiction titles as well as critically-acclaimed fiction from delivery to publication each year. Across all aspects of her work she is known for her intellectual rigour, her professionalism and her ability to help her authors reach their greatest potential.