Monday, 27 June 2011

Love and Linda Niccol

I've met Linda only through her two compelling collections of short stories, Geometry of Desire, and The Temperature of Water, but she looks, well, fun. Intriguing.

She won the 2006 Kaos Films British Short Screenplay Competition with 'The Handkerchief', and co-wrote New Zealand’s 2007 box office smash 'Second-Hand Wedding' — among other creditable work you'll read about on her site.

Love, New York style

At least once she replied to my email from New York where she snapped this slightly peculiar sculpture, and where the NZ Film commission had sent her to sell her film script and a novella.

Linda has a story in the newly released Tales for Canterbury, from which all proceeds go to help those in need since the Christchurch earthquakes.

I'm ending Slightly Peculiar Love Stories with her moving and gutsy story of love changed utterly.

And, guess what, the manuscript is being formatted. That means there's still a good chance it'll be online by the end of the week which is also the end of June. Send it thoughts of ease and glitch-free processing, okay?

1 comment:

Jenny Woolf said...

Your publishing house looks interesting. I'll be your newest follower.