Friday, August 08, 2008

Simon Gray

Dies at 71.

Though I discovered him only recently, all the memorialising and recording of illness that takes place in his Smoking Diaries makes me feel this almost as a personal loss.

A review of The Last Cigarette.

And though it's not online, Gray's piece forms the backbone of Granta 91: Wish You Were Here.


Banno said...

I must get the book. Should give it to all our friends who puff away.

Space Bar said...

Banno: Ideally, read it in order. I read the second one first, but that's what I always do - read series out fo order!