Sunday, September 26, 2010
Giants, Basketball and Earthquakes
It would most definitely be the amazing Candy Gourlay and her debut novel Tall Story. I was lucky enough to attend not only her book launch at Waterstones in Islington Green but, also more recently the party held in her honour at the Philippine Embassy in London.
Candy has been described as, ‘The author with a whole nation behind her.’ At the party you really got a feel for what a National treasure she really is. The Ambassador gave her one of the best, supportive introductions I have ever heard. I was also able to buy a copy of the Philippine edition of Tall Story, as did her British publisher David Fickling.
If you would like to find out a bit more about Candy and her novel, you can watch this YouTube video of an interview with her for the Morning Show in the Philippines.
You can also read all about Candy's research for her novel in my column ‘Research Secrets’ on pages 16-17 of the November issue of Writers’ Forum.