/ Andy Kirkpatrick wins the Boardman Tasker Prize for "Cold Wars"
With several excellent entries on the shortlist this year it must have been a tough decision. It was rooting for Gordon Stainforth's "Fiva" although "Into the Silence" is also an excellent title.
It is shame that he feels he can no longer make a living from writing!
Indeed, I was saddened to read his recent blog post. I think he's an inspiration to more people than he realises. On the other hand, if it's no longer practical...
Wait - what? He's stopped writing? I missed that. Really disappointing news as I enjoyed Cold Wars and Psychovertical enormously.
Do you have a link for Mrs Lazy here?
> Do you have a link for Mrs Lazy here?
He certainly won't be writing as much!
Why, thank you.
Thanks for that. Such a shame - but a harsh reality of creative endeavour, that so many people don't seem to realise.
Hopefully he'll find a way to make it all work.
You're welcome ;-)
Anyway, I really hope he finds whatever mojo he needs to find.
Thought Cold Wars was a good book but that Fiva was great and lasted much longer in the memory for me. A real shame for Gordon.
> Thanks for that. Such a shame - but a harsh reality of creative endeavour, that so many people don't seem to realise.
Indeed, and it's a shame that so few of us are able to make a living from our creative endeavour of choice. Sometimes I think that's part of the beauty of it though ... striving for something you can in all probability never achieve.
No wonder so many climbers are also writers, musicians or painters!
Corrected that for you
In reply to Only a hill:
Good to hear Cold Wars got the award, its on my xmas wishlist having read and loved Psychovertical. Sad to hear he won't be writing any more such books.
Having read the blog article it makes sense why it seems like authors have a new book every few months. Shame quality isn't as rewarding as quantity!
> Corrected that for you
I thought we were all engineers? You live and learn....
I know at leats three 8c climbers that are acomplished three coat rust prevention Paintbrush Pilots ... Or did you mean woofy painters ?
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