Young Tambling

How does a person move toward finding their calling?

 

The title Young Tambling references a song recorded by Anne Briggs in 1971, a 10-minute version of the Scottish border ballad more widely known as "Tam Lin," a song about decision and transformation.

 

I had the germ of an idea: "not autobiography but about biography."

 

I don't thinkĀ Young Tambling turned out to be a book about biography though, exactly. I'd say it's an experimental memoir, about a sense of otherness that gradually reveals itself to be suited to doing something.

 

Ahsahta Press published Young Tambling in 2013. You can hear some excerpts here.  Links to reviews and videos based on the book are here. Interviews, here.

How does a person move toward finding their calling?

 

The title Young Tambling references a song recorded by Anne Briggs in 1971, a 10-minute version of the Scottish border ballad more widely known as "Tam Lin," a song about decision and transformation.

 

I had the germ of an idea: "not autobiography but about biography." I don't think Young Tambling turned out to be a book about biography though, exactly. I'd say it's an experimental memoir, about a sense of otherness that gradually reveals itself to be suited to doing something.

 

Ahsahta Press published Young Tambling in 2013. You can hear some excerpts here.  Links to reviews and videos based on the book are here. Interviews, here.