Thursday, October 18, 2007
So, they were all wrong. In the end Anne Enright won the Man Booker prize for The Gathering, which is, I understand, quite a dark and disturbing read.
Two days later, she is already embroiled in controversy over a piece published in the London Review of Books. It is about the McCann family, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in May.
Having just read the piece I feel uncomfortable. She is only expressing her opinions, but I think most of us have some sort of view on what happened that night. Surely though it is better to keep those thoughts to yourself rather than make them so pointed and public?
Three notable things:
1. I'm almost up and running on the OU Start Writing Plays course...
2. Went into town with son 1 this morning so he could spend some of his birthday money.
3.Very soon we are going to have some new neighbours across the road. Hope they will be nice.