Saturday, 12 February 2011
On writing for children
Yet another celebrity has made a statement about children's literature, and nobody in the child lit community is surprised. Philip Nel has commented on it, and I haven't got much to add, except one thought. Why would anyone ask a celebrity like Amis whether he might consider writing a children's book? Why don't they ask him whether he would like to climb Mount Everest or dance Swan Lake? But writing children's books has become a practice with celebrities, so apparently this is just as trivial question as "Would you like to win the Nobel Prize".