Monday, June 11, 2007

Women's romance; Sydney J. Bounds

Finnish novelist and short story writer Kirsti Ellilä and another writer, who goes by the name of Tuima, have just started a blog that concentrates on commemmorating many forms of women's entertainment in books. There's already a lengthy memoir of Tuija Lehtinen who's been writing women's romances for at least two decades now. Check the blog here (it's in Finnish).

Veteran SF and western author Sydney J. Bounds's last interview here. Lots of interesting material about writing - Bounds started out in the paperback boom of the early fifties, the so-called "mushroom jungle" era - and publishing and other writers. As for Finnish interest in this, I'm sorry to say that I've never found anything of his translated in Finnish. Bounds died quite recently, say, six months ago. (Don't quote me on this, I'm going strictly by memory.)

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