"I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books."

Borges

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Siobahn Dowd Dead at 47

Publisher's Weekly reports that Siobahn Dowd, author of the wonderful first novel A Swift, Pure Cry has died in Oxford at age 47 of cancer. I'm saddened that this beautiful talent is gone.


For Jonathan Fryer's comments, click here.

For Siobahn Dowd's website click here.

Kelly over at Big A, little a sums it up succinctly and eloquently.

Read what Write Away has to say about the work of Siobahn Dowd.

Read the lovely obituarity that Jonathan Fryer wrote for the Guardian here.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Truly, truly sad. A beautiful talent sums it up. (And, a beautiful activist.)