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.

2 comments:

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.
T