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Schaub Gone Wild

I'm passing along this Bookslut post because a) I'm mostly Swedish with a dash of Norwegian; b) as an unpublished writer, I have a vested interest in the financial health of literary journals; and c) I just can't say enough wonderful things about Michael Schaub.

Swedish-born philanthropist Sigrid Rausing has bought Granta, the century old literary journal renowned for discovering new writers like poet Sylvia Plath and A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh.

So basically this means that if you're an aspiring writer, you might want to start kissing some Swedish ass now. Practice phrases like "These small cocktail meatballs are actually not unpalatable!" And "Although this furniture is of poor quality, it is surprisingly inexpensive!" And "Norwegians? F***ing peninsula hogs." Also, learn to say these things in Swedish.

You might say this shout-out of mine is just another case of incestous "blog love." I say guilty as charged.

October 7, 2005 in Books, Weblogs | Permalink