Currently reading – Trust Exercise by Susan Choi. Choi is an American writer born in 1969. This novel, about the aftermath of incidents at an art high school in the 80s, won the National Book Award in 2019.
Currently reading – Dancing After Hours, by Andre Dubus. Born in 1936, Andre Jules Dubus II was an American short story writer and essayist. He died in 1998. His son is the novelist Andre Dubus III.
Currently reading – Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through, by T Fleischmann. Fleischmann is an American non-binary critic and essayist.
Currently reading – East Into Upper East, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Jhabvala was a British novelist, short story writer, and Oscar-winning screenwriter. She died in 2013.
Currently reading – City by Clifford D. Simak. A classic SF novel by Simak (1904-1988). I read this back in 2000 when I lived in a San Francisco with Gregg Chirlin. Gregg had found an old, ragged copy of this and fixed it with duct tape. A friend saw the duct taped cover and said “That’s the coolest book I’ve ever seen!”
Currently reading – Crossing the Mangrove by Marys Condé. Condé is a French writer born in Guadeloupe in 1937. This novel is a Rashomon-like story of a murder in a small village.
Currently reading – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce. Of all the experimental, Modernist writers of the early 20th-Century century, Joyce is probably the most beloved. He was born in 1882 and died in 1941.