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Friday, October 07, 2005

Et Tu Jeanette?

One of the after-effects of the Harry Potter phenomenon is that everyone, from Isabel Allende to Paul McCartney, suddenly woke up to the fact that writing books for "young adults" could be a paying proposition. The latest name to add to that list is none other than Jeanette Winterson, says The Independent:

"Jeanette Winterson is at work on a children's novel, due next summer. Tanglewreck is a 'time-slip adventure story' that Winterson began telling first to herself, then to her godchildren. Bloomsbury is not dubbing it a 'crossover' novel but feels confident it will appeal to her adult audience."

It's not a "crossover" novel, but they're confident it'll appeal to adults? The ways of the publishing world are getting even more mysterious.


  • Hmmm. Well, Allende's books for children are ghastly, like made-for-television books. She's just lost her whole style! Heaven knows what Winterson will come up with.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:53 AM  

  • One hopes it's something not as twee as those Allende children's books.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 7:43 AM  

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