Friday, September 24, 2004
So the latest book promotion dumpbins to turn up in the library are for 'Women's Watershed Fiction', some sort of joint exercise between Woman's Hour on the Beeb and The Orange Prize for Fiction. I'm not to interested in discussing the mechanics of it, it's pointless busywork to keep both groups busy but while we wait to see whether nominations from WH listeners throw up any surprises, look at the shortlist compiled by the worthies the OP talked to. There are a few oddities that crop up, Douglas Adams? Joseph Conrad? C.S. Lewis?