The Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist

A good day for The Girl with Glass Feet, which has made it onto the longlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2010.  I’m staggered that the book is being recognised in this way.  Here’s the link.

Most of my internet time over the last month or so has been spent updating my website.  It takes me about ten times as long as it should do to complete such things.  I’ve been developing a kind of aversion to typing, which started while I was writing the new book.  I just couldn’t get my jive on while I was using a word processor.  Far better to use a pencil, and preferably a 3b at that.  I like all the sharpening you have to do, and the way the letters get thicker as the lead wears down.  If I could have I would have made this website out of graphite sticks, pastel paper and scraps of charcoal.  As it stands I have had to make it out of pixels.  It is my firm hope that the next generation of websites will be made of handwriting on paper, perhaps with stitching and hardback covers.

Take a look around if you haven’t done already.  There are some new pictures and soon, I hope, there will be links to various interviews I’ve done and articles I’ve written over the past few months.

Cheers all,

Ali

Comments 4

  1. Jessica Patient wrote:

    Congrats on the long listing :)
    Jessica

    Posted 22 Jul 2010 at 1:09 pm
  2. MP wrote:

    Congratulations! I enjoyed reading this book ever so much and very much look forward to reading more of your works.

    Posted 26 Jul 2010 at 12:15 am
  3. Ali wrote:

    Thanks Jessica and MP, much appreciated!

    Ali

    Posted 29 Jul 2010 at 2:13 pm
  4. Katie wrote:

    It’s exciting that so many people are loving this book! Best of luck to you!

    Posted 29 Jul 2010 at 4:36 pm