The trouble with success

<p>Suddenly, everyone wants to know Clare Morrall</p><p>Two paradoxes attend the appearance of Clare Morrall's Astonishing Splashes of Colour (Tindal Street) on the Man Booker Prize shortlist. One is that an author who reportedly received 33 rejections for her novel, in part because, as a 51-year-old teacher, she was hard to promote, has become the most promotable person on the list. We all love the story of the underdog who makes good. The second is that Tindal Street Press is enjoying a triumph that might cause the loss of the author who has brought it about. Ms Morrall, once ignored, is ...

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