I was very sad to learn that Siobhan Dowd died a few days ago. She was so kind and friendly, and seemed quite happy to enter into email correspondence with an admiring book blogger. I heard some weeks ago that Siobhan’s cancer had got worse, but hoped with all my heart that she would hang on for longer. Much longer.
There are some links about Siobhan on Dina Rabinovitch’s blog, and also on Declan Burke’s blog (right), if you want to read more.
There is even a comment from Siobhan on this blog, back in June. And do read her books.