Guy Gavriel Kay: Fionovar, The Silmarillion, etc.

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Guy Gavriel Kay: Fionovar, The Silmarillion, etc.

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Hi! I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I saw this article posted on G+ (thanks to Jeremiah Burns) and thought some of you might be interested. :whistle:
Guy Gavriel Kay: ‘I learned a lot about false starts from JRR Tolkien’

Thirty years ago, the first in Kay’s bestselling Fionovar Tapestry fantasy trilogy was published – but before that, a stint helping Christopher Tolkien assemble The Silmarillion showed him the ‘drudgery and mistakes’ that lie behind every great work
Link to full article at The Guardian
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Very interesting. It is rare to ever see Kay comment at all on his experience working on The Silmarillion, as I understand him to be somewhat bitter about the experience.
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Great article - thanks Tyrhael... I loved Kay's earlier books (Fionavar, Tigana, Arbonne) but couldn't get into the Sarantine series. Perhaps it's time to give them another go...
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Interesting article. Haven't heard him speak about The Silm before either.
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So, I saw a first edition hardcover of The Sil on sale today for $100.00. It was autographed by Guy Kay. It sold before the day was over.

Hmmm...had NO IDEA my first edition was worth that much! And I never, ever thought of getting Kay to sign it.

He didn't show for his autograph session at the con today, or, if he did, I had to leave to tend to my doggies before he showed. Maybe if I take my copy of The Sil along, I can catch him tomorrow. Or at some other con... He's a popular guest at Toronto fantasy/SF conventions, and I've run into him many times.
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