Friday, October 08, 2004

Brief bit of news

Val McDermid's The Distant Echo has won the Barry Award for Best British Novel, announced at Boucheron yesterday (I believe.)

*While I'm about it, there's a small smattering of other stuff too.

Firstly, the nice new Orion website is now fully functional, here.

Plus, a couple of reviews. The New Statesman turns its roving eye to Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell, and Fleshmarket Close. And The Sunday Times gave Rendell's latest novel a nice bit of lovely positive attention as well. Given that 2004 is Rendell's 40th anniversary, I expect many such themed reviews to follow.