Friday, 10 October 2008

Booker Debate and Yeovil Prize

Last night the Booker Debate took place at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, and as always the evening was a huge success. But for me it was particularly special since I was presented with my prize by crime writer Penny Deacon. The prize is the Western Gazette award which is awarded to a local author who does particularly well in the Yeovil Prize. In my case my novel, "Myth Making" was Highly Commended and my short story "Remember Normandy" was Commended.
The evening then went on to the Booker debate itself with a panel of writers reviewing the shortlisted novels. In the past years most of the books have been slated by the reviwers but this year three of them got a big thumbs up: The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Berry and A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz. It will be interesting to see if one of these wins. Here is local author Malcolm Welshman reviewing Fraction of the Whole watched by Rosie Boycott and Penny Deacon.
And finally, there were a number of fellow Litopians present and here's a picture of three of us: Steve, me and Emma. Three people who met in cyberspace.


  1. Congratulations, Kate!

    Well done you! :)

    David Bridger

  2. Well done Kate, or should I say SeaSerpent? This is a well deserved achievement and recognition of the quality of your writing.

    Steve Barley

  3. Thank you Steve, for stopping by, and your kind words.

  4. Hi Kate. Stumbled into your blog and found myself staring at a Booker action shot of me. Flattered that you included it. Thanks. Congrats on your writing successes. Long may they continue.


  5. Thanks Malcolm - and I'm looking forward to you next book coming out :-)


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