Tuesday, August 17, 2004

My friend BF in Prague is back writing. I arrived home yesterday from work and there was a postcard from the magical city proclaiming the news. I’m delighted writing has always been BF’s lifeblood.

How good a writer is BF? Well a few years back he won a short story competition. The winner of the same competition the previous year was a guy called Michael Collins. He read BF’s winning story and there and then told him that he felt like never writing again. Such was the quality of BF writing. How good a writer is Michael Collins? In 2000 his novel “The Keepers of Truth” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Other novels by Michael Collins include “The Life and Times Of A Teaboy” and “The Resurrectionists”.

The promised literary success never materialised for BF and disillusioned he left the Emerald Isle and went to Prague to teach English. BF is also a magical guitar player and now writes the most beautiful of song lyrics. Keep an eye out for him in your bookstores.

Spent most of last night listening to “The Boatman’s Call” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, wonderful stuff.

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