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Cath Crowley

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Author of Words in Deep Blue, A Little Wanting Song (Chasing Charlie Duskin), Graffiti Moon and the Gracie series.

Take Three Girls, a collaboration with Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood, is out in September 2017.


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Cath Crowley I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when the idea arrived. The first scene I wrote, discarded in the end, was of Henry’s dad sitting on the veranda. He …moreI can’t pinpoint the exact moment when the idea arrived. The first scene I wrote, discarded in the end, was of Henry’s dad sitting on the veranda. He was writing to Pablo Neruda about love without an address for his letter.
A while after that I opened a copy of A Streetcar Named Desire to see that a stranger had underlined the same phrases that I love. Of course you see this often – but the markings always feel like notes taken in a class, markings directed by a teacher. The underlines on Streetcar felt like a person marking them out of love, or need.
I thought about a whole bookstore where people were allowed to write in books, but that seemed impracticable, and so it became a set of shelves in the store, a letter library: a place where people could write to strangers, to the poets, to people they’d lost.
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Cath Crowley Take Three Girls! It's a collaboration with Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell. They're such brilliant writers. I adore the book because there are whole pa…moreTake Three Girls! It's a collaboration with Fiona Wood and Simmone Howell. They're such brilliant writers. I adore the book because there are whole parts of it I didn't write. (less)
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The Letter Library

The wonderful Pan Macmillan has created a virtual Letter Library, inspired by Words in Deep Blue.


I’d love it if people submitted to the library. All the instructions are on the site. You can post quotes from Words in Deep Blue, letters you might write to strangers, notes you would scrawl in margins on the books that you love.


I’ll be a regular poster. I hope to see you there.


 


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“I guess love's kind of like a marshmallow in a microwave on high. After it explodes it's still a marshmallow. but, you know, now it's a complicated marshmallow.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

“We are the books we read and the things we love.”
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“I liked that he had hair that was growing without a plan. A grin that came out of nowhere and left the same way.”
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“The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”
Dorothy Parker

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
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“Let us not mince words.. the marvelous is always beautiful, anything marvelous is beautiful, in fact only the marvelous is beautiful.”
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