Sunday, 12 April 2009

Ann in the Observer

Great article about Ann (with lovely photo, too) in today's Observer!

8 comments:

Brian McGilloway said...

A great piece Ann and fantastic positive publicity for MNW (depsite the repeated misinformation about minimal editing by the Observer.)You deserve every plaudit! Thanks too Eliza for posting it.

Tim Stretton said...

Nice to see The Observer saying something positive about the imprint (especially as it's Robert McCrum's paper...) and even publishing a link to this blog...

I may be jaundiced about the Observer but this piece contains no original journalism at all - every part of the article I've seen somewhere else this week.

Ann is now so celebrated that articles about her are being bootlegged around the quality press...

PS: Brian, finally catching up with my reading and halfway through Gallows Lane today. I love crime fiction and this is the real thing!

mags said...

Ann, this is great, even if it's all been said before. The more of this sort of PR, the better for you and the novel, plus all this wonderfulness rubs off on MNW as well.

Talk about a win-win situation.

Pity we can't see McCrumble's face right about now.

Frances said...

The news just gets better and better! Very well done, Ann. Once again, excellent news for us all at MNW.

Len Tyler said...

Great article and great publicity - well done, Ann.

Ann Weisgarber said...

Eliza, thank you for posting and thanks to all of you for your cheers. I didn't know how the interview would turn out -- my first -- but I was happy my positive remarks about MNW and the blog made the cut. Whew! This experience continues to be surreal.

Roger Morris said...

Great article. I noticed one in Saturday's guardian, which repeated the Ryannair of publishing jibe... Sigh.

This is all tremendous - for Ann and for MNW.

Roger

Matt Curran said...

I saw this too, Roger. Once again the Guardian has made a glaring mistake (do they ever get things right?). They keep mentioning that whole "minimal editing" thing which is a load of “ol’ bollox” (the MNW books are as carefully edited as those in any other imprint – The Hoard of Mhorrer, for example, was looked over by Julie Crisp who looks over Tor’s releases as well).
Not to mention both the Observer and Guardian are conveniently forgetting McCrum's own published and scathing opinions on the matter. I wonder what will happen when Ann’s book scoops a prize? Will history be re-written?