Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Robert Tewdwr Moss - 12 years on

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the murder of writer Robert Tewdwr Moss - his Syria travel book Cleopatra's Wedding Present is just out again; check Amazon. Follow labels for my pieces on him. It's a pity the new edition of the book is minus an essay on him: I am sure people would want to know something of his life and death. And whatever happened to the literary prize that was to have been set up in his name? I am writing to his estate to find out - money was given by many after his memorial service. What's to stop me setting up the prize?

2 comments:

Ms Baroque said...

I'm sorry, Mme A. I'll be thinking of you and his other friends.

A prize would certainly be a good thing to see. Estates are tricky things.

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you Ms B. I don't why setting up the prize would be tricky - though idleness and indifference can be tricky things to deal with. I could announce now the Robert Tewdwr Moss Travel Literature Prize - £5,000 to the winner each year. People banned from judging would include every salaried travel writer on newspapers and anyone I personally disliked. I do hope there's nothing untoward about the non-existence of this Prize.