Sunday, 30 August 2009
James Kelman's hissy fit.
Great news from the Edinburgh book festival where James Kelman has stuck the knife into genre fiction and especially Scottich detective fiction and Harry Potter. Kelman uses a lot of expletives and is none to happy with Mr Rankin and Ms Rowling, calling her Harry , a *******middle class wizard, and ******* detective stories are ruining Scottish literature. He's having a bash at the Scottish literary establishment which is always a good thing. Get a debate going, few column inches in the press. More people buying books. Great marketing James. All sides have come out swinging and throwing adjectives around. Good stuff. We want more debate, more new writers and more great stories. Cue the Bluemoose Bugle.