“Facebook is just one big support group…”

And I couldn’t agree more!

Linda Grant, the winner of the Man Booker Prize with her book ‘The Clothes on their Backs’, gave a talk yesterday at the University of St Andrews. The University runs a project with the Man Booker Prize Organisers where every entering undergraduate receives a copy of the Man Booker Prize book. And this was the year of Linda Grant.
It was an excellent event, that started off humorously with the University’s Principal not reading her notes properly and start claiming Linda had read History at University. She had read English Literature. And then Linda took over with a reading and then spoke about her book. And then at the end were some great questions, not the kind you would typically hear…. which is where Facebook comes into it all, and when she mentioned all her friends being authors and that they all act as a support group, just reminded me of what one author friend did recently.

All round, great event. And when someone’s friends with the wonderful Meg Rosoff, they must be good!

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