Saturday, May 31, 2008


I usually have about four books on the go - a bedside book, a lavatory book, a downstairs book and the book in my study that I read sneakily while I should be writing. Short stories for the lavatory obviously. What I'm reading right now is NOTHING, because I've just been reading the books for the Guardian children's fiction prize - I'm one of the judges. It's been brilliant, but I'm suffering from logophobia, or maybe logogastritis as a result. I had to read about a dozen books in two or three weeks, while editing my own, which is much more than I'd normally be reading.

Read the full story from The Guardian overnight.

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