Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Gratuitous Self-promotion

Well shucks. My first ever review in the Australian Book Review (that I know about, anyway) and it's a goodie.

In the February '05 issue, Michael Williams considers Loose Lips, the 2004 anthology of short stories written by UTS creative writing students (as I was for about 5 months in 2003). To quote his thoughts on my story Nadir :

"These are young writers whose influences are many and varied, and who are not afraid to take risks...One piece written in the second person - a literary device that I usually abhor - is written with such panache by its author, Sam Butler, that I found myself entranced."

Chookas, Michael. It's a small reference but considering he's reviewing three anthologies in the article I was pleased to get a mention at all. Yay.

5 Comments:

At 16/2/05 3:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's spelt "panache" for foccacia's sakes. AAH! And this guy reviews for a living?!? Ranks as one of the great literary crimes which includes confusing "your" and "you're". Although unfortunately, that might become legitimate spelling in a century or so.

 
At 16/2/05 3:45 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's spelt "panache" for foccacia's sakes. AAH! And this guy reviews for a living?!? Ranks as one of the great literary crimes which includes confusing "your" and "you're". Although unfortunately, that might become legitimate spelling in a century or so.

 
At 16/2/05 3:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah screw, I posted twice. That's taken the force out of my thrusting entry. How anti-climatic. And other smutty allusions to various sex acts.

 
At 16/2/05 5:09 pm, Blogger Sam said...

Akshwaly, it's possibell that Michael Williams wrote panache and i wus the won who gotit all wrong.
What can I say? E's are good, E's are good, E's Ebeneezer Goode...

 
At 17/2/05 8:06 am, Blogger Queer Fictioneer said...

Now that you've whetted our appetite for Nadir, Sam, how do we go about getting to read it?

 

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