It is a great sadness to report that Jennie Erdal has died. She was the superb writer of memoir Ghosting (Canongate) and novel The Missing Shade of Blue (Little,Brown). A fine translator and creative writing teacher, she was one of the first writers I represented . She became a close friend and I will miss her very much. ... See MoreSee Less
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Very sad news. She was a lovely person and a brilliant writer. X
So very sad to hear this. Jennie's son and Michael were classmates at Greyfriars Primary and we saw a lot of the family.x
Sorry to hear the news about Jennie. I first met her at the St Andrews launch of Ghosting. Later she came as a tutor to Dundee University.
Ghosting was a really enjoyable book. I met Jennie when she moved to Anstruther. She was very charming.
Oh that's sad. Jenny and I were colleagues and friends on the StAnza Board and elsewhere.
I'm so sorry, Jenny. I enjoyed Ghosting very much. x
So sorry to hear this. I first met her when I interviewed her about her truly remarkable memoir Ghosting back in 2004. I don't often become friends with people I interview but I couldn't help it with Jenny. She was great company, ridiculously intelligent and a superb writer. Deepest condolences to David and the family.
So very sad to hear this - Jennie, or Jennifer Crawford, as she was then, was the much admired head girl of my school in Cowdenbeath, Beath Senior High School. She was a great debater. It was Geordie Girdwood, our terrific Latin and Russian teacher who, I think, inspired her to learn Russian - an unusual move at the time.
Sorry to hear this and condolences to you and her friends and family on your loss xxx
Very sad, my thoughts are prayers are with her family today ❤️
Sad. A pen stilled forever. 💐
Very sad to hear that. I loved Ghosting.
How very sad. "The Missing Shade of Blue" is one of my most recommended books.
Very sorry to hear this.
So sorry to hear this. x
So sorry to hear this
So sad. x
That’s so very sad.
So sorry to hear this news Jenny Brown
So sorry to hear this, Jenny.
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