Archive for August, 2008
I’ve never really done any public speaking before but by this time next month I will have spoken at two events that are important to me. First up, on 11th September, Julie Burchill and I will speak to a group of Holocaust survivors at an event organised by the Association Of Jewish Refugees. I know it’s a cliche, but I’m tremendously humbled to be speaking on such an occasion.
Then on September 20th, I am going to be speaking at the Windsor Festival. I will appear alongside the aforementioned Warwick Cairns, Melanie Gow and publisher Scott Pack. The event is called How I Got My Book Published.
PS – Melanie Gow has created a petition on an important issue that I feel affects us all. If you are so inclined, please take a look here.
Yesterday saw the kick-off of the new Premiership season and the start of the new series of The X Factor. The highlight of the latter was, naturally, the brilliant Cheryl Cole. However, the audition of these two Welsh lads and their bizarre version of Mysterious Girl will linger long in the memory.