Monday 19 September 2011

Literary Giant rates grocery trade journalism

                                                                                   pic by Jason Carlin
Recently discovered letters of Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot) reveal that in 1946 he considered applying to RGDATA in Dublin
“…. I see advertised in to-day’s Irish Times an editorial vacancy on the staff of the RGDATA (Retail Grocery Dairy and Allied Trades-Association) Review at £300 per annum. I think seriously of applying. Any experience of trade journalism would be so useful.”
As you might expect, the entire Namnews team have taken this very much to heart as encouragement in pursuit of their literary endeavours….

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