And I wake up to the fitting news that Dublin author Colum McCann has won the 2011 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel Let the Great World Spin. I have a theory about that book, that it is actually linked short stories - whatever it is, it's a great read. Congrats, Colum! Next time I meet you, I will try not to be drunk and silly, har har. I'm sure you will have a very happy Bloomsday with that win under your belt :)
Great quote from Colum regarding influences and time spent in apprenticeship as a writer: 'You get your voice from the voices of others.'
Today is also Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes's wedding anniversary, fifty-five years ago today they married, four months after they began to go out: