Friday, August 22, 2008

Writers supporting writers

To return to the subject of the dreaded blurb hunt, I just wanted to say thank you to Toby Litt. Toby was one of my tutors on an Arvon course a few years ago, and when I got my book deal, I asked him if he might provide a quote for the back of the book. After much confusion involving the Post Office and lost printouts of the proofs, he finally settled for a PDF, which is never the same as holding the book in your hands, and today he emailed me this beautifully succinct quote:
'These stories are acute, meticulous, memorable. Tania Hershman is definitely a writer worth watching.'
I greatly appreciate someone like Toby, who is busy promoting his own books, taking the time to read my stories and to encourage a beginning author who is just stepping onto the path. I only hope that if I am in a similar position, I will be able to be as generous with my time and my words.


Women Rule Writer said...

'acute', 'meticulous' and especially 'memorable'. What more could you ask for? Nice one, Toby and Tania!

Tania Hershman said...

I know! Nice, very very nice. I am thrilled.