Karen Jennings on rejection and believing in herself
Karen Jennings finished writing An Island in 2017, but ‘no one was interested’ and she struggled to find a publisher.
‘When I did finally get a small publisher in the UK and a small publisher in South Africa to co-publish, they couldn’t get anyone to review the book,’ she said in an interview with the Guardian. ‘We couldn’t get people to write endorsement quotes, or blurbs.’
Jennings spoke to the Guardian about her journey to publication, how pursuing writing came at a cost, and about her relationship with South Africa.