Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The book launch letdown

"Meanwhile, we may want to discuss the fact that book launches are always fairly horrible, even setting illness aside. And this isn't just my opinion – I have checked with other writers and creative sorts, including actors – whom you would think were simply gagging for engagement with the wider public – and the feedback has been comfortingly similar. It seems that for many of us, representing our work in the wider world always feels both disappointingly anti-climactic and weird. At a certain level you're aware that, even if you could call yourself an artist at other times, you are currently much more of a pimp. And, given that you're halfway pimping yourself… well, your job description gets rapidly less appetising."


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