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Susie Wild is a poet, writer, journalist, critic, lecturer, festival organiser and editor based in Cardiff. Her debut poetry collection 'Better Houses' is out now through Parthian Books. 'The Art of Contraception' was her first book. It was long-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2011 and won 'Fiction Book of the Year' in the Welsh Icons Awards 2010. Her Kindle novella 'Arrivals' was released globally through Parthian Books in May 2011. She edited the illustrated short story anthology 'Rarebit' for Parthian's 21st birthday, released December 2013. Illustrated by John Abell. She is Publishing Editor at one of Wales' Leading Indie Publishers, Parthian Books. @Soozerama

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Kindle launches and other things

Wow! It has been a bit of a busy week on Kindle ebook promo for my novella Arrivals. The launch party was last night, and I did a guest blog about it for Guardian Cardiff. Hop on over to my journalism etcetera blog Wildlife to find out more on that sort of thing: http://susiewild.blogspot.com/

It all seemed to go well in the end. 

In book terms... My research book pile is reducing as I have been reading them. I've also been devouring fiction, especially short form like All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman and Anthropology by Dan Rhodes. I've also just finished reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan which was accomplished but not quite deserving of all the hype, aka 4 stars, although the PowerPoint chapter was impressively effective, especially so to me, as I get more and more fascinated with the power of brevity. Probably appropriate that The Collected Stories of Lydia Davies is next in my reading pile then. On my Kindle (!) I've downloaded Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart after reading this review in The Guardian. 

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the link!
    I've just finished A Visit from the Goon Squad too - I really enjoyed it, but agree it's a four star'er, the last chapter I found quite odd too...