Tuesday, October 01, 2019

About META

A very brief appearance on Radio 4’s Front Row tonight (at about the 11-minute mark), as part of the BBC National Short Story Awards. No, of course I didn’t win, but my Twitter story was offered up as a sort of amuse-bouche.

“Don’t be too meta,” he says. 
“You what?” she mutters, irritated. 
“Don’t make it a story about the process of writing a story.” 
“But people like that sort of thing,” she says. “It makes them feel clever.” 
“Only people who listen to Radio 4,” he sneers.

Well, John Wilson seemed to like it, even if it drew only polite sniggers from the punters.

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