The Harrogate crime fiction festival is over. Crimeficreader has started posting about it in a series of reports: A few points of interest; the New Blood panel; and the Harrogate Crime Writing festival 2006. More to come.
Sarah Weinman has posted a collection of links to some bloggers’ reports of the festival (including a semi-indiscreet reference to Crimefic’s blog), noting: "if I’ve missed out on anything, just add your voice in the backblogs."
"Backblogs" — is this a term for comments? Has anyone heard it before? I really like the word, and am wondering if Sarah invented it or if it is a known term. Or if it refers to some piece of the blogosphere I have yet to encounter.
While I was at Sarah’s blog, I picked up yet another book recommendation (help me! help me!):
"Daniel Woodrell: Winter’s Bone: A Novel
I’ve been saying how brilliant this book is for ages but why not make it official now that the pub date approaches: this is one of the best novels of 2006, bar none, and Woodrell demonstrates why he’s writing some of the best contemporary fiction going these days. What a heartbreaking, emotion-laden, stunning book this is. Read it, savor it and never forget it."