2 Jan 2013

Travel: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer

MY piece on the world’s first ‘pop down’ restaurant (under Finland) very nearly never saw the light of publication. When offered it (for free) one precociously jaded editor responded: ‘you write in a style so dense and clever-clever it feels like armour...’ before recommending that I cover an arms fair, while another (who had published three pieces from me) admitted: ‘I'm going to be honest now - I'm not a fan of your writing style - it's probably better suited to other magazines...’ How sharp, and to the point. Thankfully, Tim Hayward took this poorly puppy of prose off my hands for his enchanting Fire & Knives, available via your letterbox not inbox at: www.fireandknives.com.