Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Measure of It

On Thursday's Woman's Hour Catherine O'Flynn was asked how she reacted to the fact that the newspapers had focussed on her 'long haul' in getting an agent to take on her now Costa-winning first novel (fourteen agents turned it down). (Can't find the BBC link, I'm afraid.)

She laughed and replied that as far as she understood, the way things are now for novelists trying to get published, she got taken on pretty quickly.
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