First Light

By Erica Wagner

An anthology celebrating the life of author Alan Garner

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

We're in the news!

Alison Flood's wonderful piece about First Light in the Guardian has helped take the project up to 60% funding -- thanks so much, Alison! Dr Rowan Williams -- former Archbishop of Canterbury -- appeared in the piece, and what he said about Alan's work was wonderful. “I’ve been reading Alan Garner since I was 13,” he told the paper. “The word ‘haunting’ is cheap and overused, but I might say that I have experienced his stories almost ‘possessing’ my imagination. They resonated with my own concerns and passions around myth and landscape, and a growing sense of the scarred depths of unconscious suffering.” I'll let you know too that he's filed his contribution to First Light  -- I won't say anything more, as it would spoil the surprise, but suffice to say, I felt a shiver down my spine when I read his piece. Margaret Atwood has filed to me too --  something very different, of course, but equally splendid; what I'm starting to read makes me even more excited about the rich and varied volume First Light is going to be. Are you as excited as I am? Oh, I bet you are... 

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