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.
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
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.