Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Elizabeth Baines' Around the Edge of the World Virtual Book Tour

It's my turn now to step back to the other side of the microphone, as it were, to host wonderful writer, blogger (on two blogs), fellow Salt author and friend, Elizabeth Baines, author of the stunning short story collection, Balancing on the Edge of the World, on this blog on March 18th, the final stop on her virtual tour, which kicks off today at Barbara's Bleeuugh!. It is well worth the visit, as Barbara has whipped up a Roman feast for the occasion, inspiring Elizabeth to tell us about her writing process, as well as what it is like to eat stuffed dormice (only virtually!)

Here is a bit more about Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Baines is a writer of prose fiction and prize-winning plays for radio and stage. Her short story collection, Balancing on the Edge of the World, was published by Salt in 2007 and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Award for the Short Story 2008. Her novel, Too Many Magpies, will come from Salt in late 2009. Elizabeth was born in South Wales and now lives in Manchester. She has been a teacher and is also an occasional actor. She writes the critical-commentary blog Fictionbitch and also has her own author blog.

For more on the other stops on the Virtual Book Tour, visit Salt's Cyclone tour page, and the tour's Facebook group. For more about Elizabeth's short story collection, read the review in The Short Review. Now I have to start thinking about what I am going to ask her. Looking forward to it!

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