Thursday, 2 July 2009

MY GUEST BLOG AT PETINA GAPPAH'S



I am a guest blogger today (my first time!) on the amazing Petina Gappah's site. Petina was just this week shortlisted for the €35,000 Cork City Frank O'Connor Award for her début short fic collection from Faber An Elegy for Easterly.

On Petina's website she has a Proust questionnaire and her answer to the question 'What do you most admire in a woman?' is:
'A good sense of humour, especially the ability to laugh at herself. Kindness, integrity and elegance.' I like that. And what does she most admire in a man?
'A good sense of humour, especially the ability to laugh at himself. Kindness, courage and integrity.' Interesting!

Anyhoo, see my post on Ms Gappah's site, about the notorious pram in the hall, here.

5 comments:

BarbaraS said...

Great piece N, well conceived and written, as always. :)

beedlemama said...

Wonderful! Sense of humour is vital, but I love the exchange of courage and elegance....

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Oh, thank you Barbara!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Beedlemama - me too!!
I just love women who make an effort with their appearance. Not that I do all the time myself, but it's such an enjoyable part of life, really. Not a dominating part, but a fun part. :)
Then there are those who are just naturally elegant & who even look good in tracksuits, for God's sake.
My baby sister Una is one of them.

beedlemama said...

I agree, it is a fun part. Loved your post too - the juggling of being a mother!

I know a few Una's too - natural elegance... you can't buy it.