In the bag

Ten days ago I attended the Text Publishing opening night party for the Melbourne Writers Festival at the ritzy Blue Diamond Club, which has a view of Melbourne’s CBD that makes it look like New York.

I look forward to this annual event where I get to rub shoulders with some wonderful writers together with the great people at Text. Given the crowd, and the fact that its been three years since the publication of my first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, I fully anticipated the question, ‘So, what’s happening with the next book?’

‘It’s in the bag,’ I said.

‘In the bag?’

‘Literally,’ I said, patting my handbag. ‘I printed it out at work today.’

‘Oh God, you’re not going to give it to me here?’

‘No,’ I reassured them. ‘I just knew I couldn’t turn up to the party tonight and not have it finished.’

So, novel number 2 is now with my beloved partner who is giving in one more once over, after which I will make a few (hopefully) changes and submit to Text.

Now if only I could think up a catchy title…


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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2 Responses to In the bag

  1. khim says:

    Hi Angela,

    I can’t wait to read your novel number 2 ! My offer to cater for your launch party still stands : )




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