Wednesday, November 15, 2006

One of my favourite anecdotes...

Author Jim Crace popped into a bookshop in London to see if they stocked any of his books. He went up to the desk and asked a woman where they kept their Jim Crace. She guided him to the fiction section and said in a hushed voice 'Oh and by the way, it's pronounced Jim Cra-chay.'

He didn't have the heart to say anything.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Baines said...

Oh, Oh...
Jim Crace once gave a wonderful reading at Waterstone's Deansgate, Manchester, from his novel The Gift of Stones, and he began by drawing a real stone-age flint from his pocket...

Susan Hill said...

and my name is pronounced 'Heil.'

Steerforth said...

According to one book review editor, it's pronounced 'Hell'