Archive for April, 2009


Just when it seemed that folks with an appetite for a good yarn were doomed to wonder the World Wide Web with nothing juicier than the amateur book reviews of romance novel aficionados to wrap our slobbery chops around, I am pointed in the direction of Untitled Books (thanks, TJ) – online bookshop, literary magazine and news feed… in short, a reader’s web dream.


Undercover mission: Untitled Books provides insight into the working lives and methods of today's greatest writers

But that’s not the best of it: not only do we get to bolster our voyeuristic leanings with features like the How I Write series (two things I have learnt today: Julian Barnes’ pile of unpaid bills serves as a makeshift coaster and Ali Smith would, in an alternate universe, be raiding orchards) but we can chortle at the highly entertaining and brilliantly written Literary Lonely Hearts section, my current favourite loner being the “Good looking undiscovered treasure trove of writing talent, male, 26,” who “seeks older lady in the publishing industry. Age and looks not important. Must wield reasonable level of power.”

Read Full Post »