Blisfully oblivious to the fact that neighbours south of the border are increasingly estranged from the written word, Canadians continue to devour books–fiction, especially!–as a cultural norm.Evidence: CANADA READS 2009.
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My advice is [that] you have to sit in the chair and you have to read other people’s stuff and you have to do it all the time. If you can do those two things, you’re well on your way.– Donald Ray Pollock
Donald Ray Pollock is a newly published writer who was recently interviewed on Michael Silverblatt’s Bookworm. The quote above is taken from that interview.
Incidentally, authors are …
The Atlantic’s single-issue, annual fiction compendium is a must-read for those still able to do so.
Fiction, poetry, and essays by Wendell Berry, Ann Patchett, Aryn Kyle, Linda Bierds, and more.
The Atlantic’s Fiction Issue 2008
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The Guardian has posted a quickie guide to the best books to take along when travelling, whether to a serene cottage or to a forested wilderness. There’s also this:
Top five classic airport novels1 – The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (1984)2 – Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins (1983)3 – Lace by Shirley Conran …
Lists, lists, and more lists! In case you didn’t find what you needed here, try this:
The Los Angeles Times 2008 Summer Reading List compiled by fellow Antioch devotee, Books Editor David Ulin.
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