I was contacted by an American publisher today (via Jenny at Lablit
) - apparently an English professor at the university of Mississippi wants to use a couple of my photographs (of me) for his textbook and would I like to see the context. I have to admit I was rather pleased and though it would be about my writing. However it turns out that they are just part of an exercise in writing a profile. The students have to decided what is different about the two pictures (taken about 20 years apart) and then give me a name, a job, a family and where and how I live. And if I am famous for anything.
So they will be doing in their course almost exactly the same thing as I did yesterday and have continued to do today - inventing lives to match pictures.
I can't decide if I'd want to know what they say...Novel word count today: 6 500