Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Welcome to Susannah Rickards


The Strictly Writing team is delighted to welcome Susannah Rickards as our new team blogger. In fact, to fess up, it's a welcome back, as Susannah was on the team for a short while before. We sent the Strictly Writing heavies round to bully or beg her to come back - whatever it took, and in the end she agreed.

Susannah is the author of Hot Kitchen Snow, recently published by Salt, after winning The Scott Prize. This is an awesome collection that Jess and I have been reading aloud together, punctuated by gaps where we put down the book to marvel at the gems within the stories. It's good honest writing, often moving and often sparkling. Do get yourself a copy.

Susannah will post her first piece here on 23 December, so make sure you take some time off from roasting those mince pies to pop in here with a glass of sherry.

Welcome back, Susannah!

7 comments:

TOM J VOWLER said...

Oo, how exciting. And, yes, Hot Kitchen Snow is fast becoming one of my favourite collections.

Caroline Green said...

I'm so glad the letters made from cut up newspapers finally persuaded her to come back. Welcome back, Susannah!

Helen Black said...

Welcome back Susannah.
And congrats on Hot Kitchen Snow.
HBx

Rosy T said...

Great to see you back here, Susannah!

Debs Riccio said...

A lovely Christmas present for Strictly, welcome back Susannah!

Kate said...

Looking forward to your first post Susannah.

Susannah Rickards said...

Thanks Rod, and for the kind comments, everyone. It's good to be back.