Virago Author of the Month - Voting for Jan, Feb, Mar
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The next step is to vote for the author or authors you'd most like to read over the next few months. You have up to two votes and I'll count up the votes next Wednesday, 21st December.
The authors are:
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Elizabeth von Arnim
Please shout if I've missed anyone!
(if it's OK to vote if I didn't nominate)
I'm not sure why she wasn't seconded by anyone but lack of Virago novels shouldn't have been an issue. We're certainly not restricted to reading novels published by Virago once we do decide on our chosen authors.
I am a Nadine Gordimer fan myself and am wondering why I didn't second her actually...so many wonderful Virago writers!
I've counted up the votes and that leaves us with Vita Sackville-West in first place with six votes and Rebecca West and Edith Wharton in joint second place with five votes each.
So our January author will be Vita Sackville-West.
I'll suggest Rebecca West for February and Edith Wharton for March but shout if you have a preference for doing that the other way round!
*off to look at Virago TBR shelves*
Off to find a Vita Sackville-West now :)
Regarding your query, for the vote the authors need to be a VMC author BUT for our reading, we can read whatever work of theirs we choose. I am wondering if a bio of the author written by someone else would count. Probably not. My guess is it would have to be an autobiography.
Anyhoo.........cheers to you Si.............good to 'see' you here once again. I am glad that you will be joining us for the VMC author reads. I like this challenge because it is pretty casual.
Actually I think we can be as flexible as we like with the "rules". If whatever we're reading has any links with our author, it'll probably be interesting for others to hear about it.
Good to see you here again Simon, *waves*