Friday, June 13, 2014

Better to have been listed and lost than ...

So Salt Story didn't make it to the shortlist of the Dobbie Literary Prize. I thought I should breathe this small sigh of information somewhere - seeing as the national broadsheets aren't clogging up my phone with requests for interviews about not being shortlisted.

But you know? Salt Story: of sea-dogs and fisherwomen was long-listed.
Listed.
Yessss :~)


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  1. That in itself is a fantastic achievement, Sarah - it is your first book, after all! There will - I'm sure - be others.

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  2. Aaawww, well my publishing offer turned out to be a farce - which I thought it might, so we can console each other. And yes, it's like getting into the Albany Art prize but not winning it - it is an achievement just to get in, so you are right to be pleased about that.

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  3. Absolutely. I'm quite pleased because I didn't expect to get listed for anything. To tell you the truth, getting the news last Thursday was almost a relief.
    But still ... bugger.
    It's all sorts of feelings.

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  4. Expect more relief and deflation when you finish your thesis ST. A similar 'all sorts of feelings'.

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  5. I'll bet Michelle. Believe me, I've been following your trajectory with a slightly creepy, almost anthropological eye :~)

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  6. Oh (she hastens to add) I've been really enjoying your writing lately. That 'breaking out' stuff. It's great. Sometimes, you might see that I don't comment for a few days. I quite like reading your posts a second time.

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  7. Great to get listed. Absolutely.

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  8. Not sure if this will work. First comment got eaten. All I wanted to say was lots of feelings there but your book has done/is doing so well. It's such a beautiful thing and going into reprint so quickly and all the attention it got. Getting listed is a really big deal. Such an achievement. But then it raises hopes and as you say, different feelings come in. You are ace, more books coming. Yay.

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  9. Was book of the year in my house (& believe me, there's a lot get read here).

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