Sunday, June 12, 2005

At the North Carolina Writers' Festival

The University of North Carolina has a PDF file [Google HTML version] documenting the history of the North Carolina Writers' Festival. Roy Parker, chair of the 1993 conference, recounts:

John Ehle, the honoree, got a lot of attention. However, his daughter, the luminous actress Jennifer Ehle, then only twenty-three, was the center of attention.

Interesting that he says she was the centre of attention, because this was prior to Pride and Prejudice and she wasn't famous in America yet; then again, perhaps it was just her charisma. Moreover, was she there as John Ehle's daughter, or as a writer?

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