[DWJ] Speaker From The Dead...

Elizabeth G. Holtrop elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com
Fri Jul 14 14:00:10 EDT 2006

That would be a nice compliment if Martin hadn't relegated her firmly to the past!

Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:  An article entitled "Children's Book Special: The lottery of children's
fiction" by Tim Martin, published: 09 July 2006 in the Independent,
contains the words

"The best children's writers of the pre-Potter generation - Joan Aiken,
Alan Garner, Peter Dickinson, Diana Wynne-Jones, Susan Cooper, Lloyd
Alexander among them - were prose stylists and plot architects as much as
imaginative miracle-workers. Each of them knew, as Philip Pullman knows
today, that it is not enough to bargain on the richness of children's
minds: successful writing of this kind depends on the creation of
imaginative worlds that have enough internal coherence to be not only
comprehensible but inhabitable."

DWJ (no hyphen) would like to tell the world that she ain't in the past
tense yet, thank you!  In fact, she's really quite cross about being
written of as if she were past it and no longer writing.

This has been her Public Service Snit^WAnnouncement.


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