Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Big thumbs up to Michelle! Up against the big guns! How excitement!

[snaps to Pen for the news-breaking!]


Mindy said...

How exciting. I bet they love the cover! And what's inside it of course.

Anonymous said...

Hey darl, caught this earlier on breakfastpolitics and sent you fervent congrats over the thought-waves. How excitement indeed!!

Ampersand Duck said...

Nah, as I mentioned in the comments of the last post, the Brits and the Yanks get a completely different cover, so it's absolutely nothing to do with me! But I'm chuffed for Michelle. I noticed the other day somewhere that AS Byatt has joined the queue to sing her praises.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Byatt wanted to review it for the Guardian but Ursula K LeGuin got in first, so Byatt reviewed it for the Financial Times or something instead, and her review begins 'This is the best novel I have read for a long time.'

And now this -- how fabulous for Michelle. And how infuriating, all over again, that they didn't even see fit to shortlist her for the Miles Franklin.

fifi said...

oh, I sent you a link this morning comments seem to be eaten on a regular basis lately!

But yes i was very excitement and I am sure the cover pointed the way. :-)

Imagine all those folks running their fingers over your work.

And yey I loved the book. Go her!

fifi said...

oops, didnt read that comment above re the cover.


Janine said...

How exciting! Great article with Michelle in the Sunday Age, too.