Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Trees into books into trees
This is a picture of Nkhata Bay in Malawi, and from today I feel a strange and lovely connection with it, as I have just heard from Eco-Libris that the first trees have been planted in the area as a result of my collaboration with them over my forthcoming novel Too Many Magpies.
It gives me a great feeling to be putting something back in return for the resources that will be used for my book - and indeed, have already been used: it's easy to forget the amount of paper we use even while we are writing books, what with the printouts made for editing and sending out to initial readers. Here's just the first, chucked draft of one of my early manuscripts: