I'm an author, where's the cappuccino?

<p>Why is it that, when a group of overpaid and under-talented television executives gather to decide which selection of attention-crazed, publicity-starved lunatics to maroon in the deepest jungle, their spotlight never falls on writers? When they draw up lists of those whose star has flared briefly, those who are desperate to breathe life into their tarnished reputations and those eager for a set of career jump-leads, how come they ignore what's staring them full in the face? Have they never sat backstage at a literary festival?There's a simple answer, which is that no one would recognise...

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