Don't spare the horses. The Moose and author Steve Clayton are off to Londinium, as previously announced. Steve is giving a reading from his book, The art of being dead and I'm talking about publishing at Hammersmith and Fulham libraries. The date is to be confirmed and I'll let you know but it will be the week starting the 16th March. Come one and all. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, go to www.exclusivelyindependent.com where The art of being dead is the book of the day. It is a great site which promotes new writers and small publishers that normally wouldn't get to see the light of the day and would never get reviewed nationally. Why?
Google your literary editors in the big newspapers and ask them. You can find their email addresses in their respective organs. Boyd Tonkin at The Independent, Claire Armistead at The Guardian and Robert McCrum at The Observer. They have all had Steve's book. Perhaps the reason they haven't reviewed it is because they don't like it, they think it's a pile of the proverbial, I don't know. If that's the case then although I disagree, that's their prerogative. However, being a paranoid Moose that lives in the northern hills methinks its because we're a very small publisher and they don't believe we have the right to find a brilliant author who has written a brilliant book. I know what you're thinking, get him in the straightjacket now but it would be courteous and manners if they could at least return my emails and say what they think. Even it was only one word. However from up here in the Pennines it looks like not only are Lit Eds losing their jobs, they are losing their manners too.