Friday, 19 December 2008
Elise’s novel, The TV President, was described in last week’s TLS as a ‘strange and timely novel . . . most concerned to show how far people will go in a bid to run away from themselves, and how skilfully this desire is courted by corporations . . . luridly entertaining fiction.’ Elise also wrote the introduction to, and worked as producer on, Saxon, and today she was interviewed by a professor of gender studies who’s going to be teaching Saxon at a university in Guam – ‘island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines’ says the helpful CIA World Factbook, in case you’re thinking of swimming there. Which may be quicker than surface mail, which takes ‘from 56 days’.