For regular visitors life has been a tad quiet on www.
theinterview.online.co.uk. Two things have kept the staff busy,
trying to improve the technical quality of the files (we just
weren't happy given the high quality of the interviews) and trying
to find some sponsorship deals to keep us going. Whilst the former
has been a success - and we do hope you've noticed - the latter is
well, ongoing. Meanwhile though we have some exciting plans
for 2010 and we are certainly not despondent.
You will have seen I hope the Ruth Rendell interview and
the short version of the Jann Parry. Jann was The
Observer's Ballet Critic until she resigned to concentrate on
writing. The result is a superb biography of the British
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. Early in 2010 we hope to publish
the longer 20 minute interview where she talks about how his widow
invited Jann to write the definitive biography, giving her access
to private letters and diaries.
It would be really interesting to find out how many of our
visitors will have been given Kindles or Sony Readers for Christmas
and how they feel about reading a book on an electronic device.
Does it really matter two hoots if you don't have that lovely smell
of a new book? Do let