Woman battles serious book dependency problem ...
Weren't we just talking about sloppy editing not so long ago? -Jen
Is it just my aging eyes or are the words packed very tight in the article so that there's almost no space between them? I need to go and get an actual copy to look at.Jen - examples of sloppy editing?
NOBEL PRIZE?! Maybe it is MY ageing eyes. Trying not to fall off my chair laughing...
Anonymous at 8:42 - you are a mean cat.Congrats, Tash. Am very happy for you.Two things stood out for me in this article - that Tash is a savvy businessman - good for him - and that writing has got to be a disciplined activity. Sigh. Excuse me while I go hit my head on wall. saras
He also notes that one of his small hopes is to serve as an example for young writers that they writing as a profession--if understood as what it is--is something they can aspire to.The "they" in bold is an example of sloppy proofing in the article. It should not be there.My two cents on proofing. And yes, the text is difficult to read and crammed, maybe because of format conversion.That said, all the best to Aw, and hope to read his book when it is out.
yes - look at first sentence of last para - i can't make head or tail of it at all! sloppy editing indeedand nobel prize ... well, we hope so, one day ... but that prize is awarded based on a lifetime's output and a very real commitment to changing society, so i think the journalist here is being a tad prematurebut yes, it was lovely to see Tash featured in Time Out
Not the journalist's fault for reporting the "Nobel prize" news but TA's agent for blowing hot air...
Oh come on, I think we can all trust that David Godwin knows that the Nobel Prize is awarded for an entire career and not a book. After my experiences with journalists, I'm sorry to say I'm much more inclined to believe that this one either misinterpreted, misremembered, or invented that quote. I've had lots of things attributed to me that I never said.I can't wait to read this book and I wish Tash all the success in the world! Anonymous at 8:42, I hope you broke your neck falling off your chair.-- Preeta
agree, Preeta - the quote sounds most odd! and who knows who will win what at this point in the game? all is possible ...
Chet,Maybe I didn't make it clear in my first post. I meant sloppy editing with regard to the article, not Tash Aw's book, which I haven't seen yet.-Jen
I'll give anyone 10 to one odds against Tash winning the Nobel Prize, any takers? :D
for any writer ... even think of people like mcewan ... i think the odds must be far far lower than 10 to one! and if you are american much lower still!
Yes, thanks for saying just what I was going to say, Sharon! Given the number of important international writers of whom you wouldn't even have *heard,* Anonymous -- not all Nobel Prize winners were widely translated into English before they received the award -- the odds are already much, much lower than 10 to one that anyone you've heard of will someday win. So that jibe only displays your total obliviousness and your pettiness, in one convenient single-serving pack, as usual.-- Preeta
I will STILL give you 10 to one odds, Peeta :) or anyone else for that matter :)
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