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I’m still here!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Still writing and still busy with Good As Gold. Here’s what I’m up to at the moment, and why this blog is so neglected: http://mariekreft.co.uk/2014/04/21/resolutions-update/. x

Summer 2013, Vincent and Marie

More travel stuff from Marie

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

If you love movies and love travel, have you ever wondered what it’s like to travel the world making movies? I interviewed Hollywood producer Ned Dowd (who has perhaps the most enviable job ever) and he gave me some amazing pictures from his personal collection. Check out the one of Ned in a swamp with Kim Basinger and Richard Gere …

http://mariekreft.co.uk/2011/09/17/up-in-the-air-travels-as-a-hollywood-producer/

And here’s a piece I wrote for the Eastern Daily Press recently, about Yarmouth in Nova Scotia:

http://mariekreft.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/edp_saturday_magazine_nova_scotia.pdf

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Bradt travel-writing competition 2010

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

After making the long-shortlist (or short-longlist?) last year, and being commended in the past, I’m delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Bradt / Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition for a piece I wrote about visiting my great-grandmother’s grave in Rumia, north Poland. You can read my entry here.

I’m going to a prizegiving evening at Stanfords bookshop in Covent Garden tonight (Wednesday 21 July 2010), where journalist Matthew Parris will announce the winner. Absolutely certain it won’t be me (the other four finalists’ entries are breathtaking), but it feels great to have got this far.

Will tell you all about the evening soon!

UPDATE ON 22/07/10: Gulp … I won! Can’t believe it. Thank you to Debbie from Bradt for the picture below, which shows (from left to right) Catriona Rainsford (the winner of the ‘unpublished’ category); Hilary Bradt; me (Marie Kreft) and Matthew Parris.

Bradt travel-writing competition 2010

I’ve won a five-star holiday to Malta and Gozo, and a commission with the Independent on Sunday. It really hasn’t sunk in yet! The other finalists - Lucy Clark, Elizabeth Gowing, Michelle Wu and Catriona - wrote beautiful pieces, and any one of them would have been a deserving winner.

Bradt travel-writing competition 2009

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Bradt travel-writing competition 2009I hope this isn’t too much of a personal trumpet-blow, but I’ve just spotted my long-shortlisted (or short longlisted?) entry on the Bradt website and wanted to post it here as a keepsake. They update their site quite regularly, so it might disappear soon, but at the moment it’s here: http://www.bradt-travelguides.com/infopage.asp?PageID=118.

I didn’t make it to the final, but it felt great to get so far.

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