Currently reading – Letters to a Young Novelist, by Mario Vargas Llosa. Born in 1936, Llosa is a Peruvian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He is also known for once sucker-punching fellow Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Currently reading – Bezoar and Other Unsettling Stories, by Guadalupe Nettel. Born in 1973, Nettel is a Mexican writer and editor.
Currently reading – Welcome to Hard Times, by E.L. Doctorow. Born in 1931, Doctorow was a writer known for his historical fiction, and this is a Western novel. He died in 2015.
Currently reading – Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey. Born in 1966, Trethewey is an American poet and was America’s Poet Laureate in 2012 and again in 2013. This book won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Currently reading – The Best American Short Stories 2012, edited by Tom Perrotta.
Currently reading – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. Never read this before.
Currently reading – Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, stories by Danielle Evans. Evans is an American writer born in 1983. I heard her on a podcast and was really impressed, so I bought her book.
Currently reading – Social & Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction, by John Monaghan & Peter Just.
Currently reading – Thomas and Beulah, Poems by Rita Dove. Born in 1952, Rita Francis Dove is an African-American poet and essayist. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1987.
Currently reading – American Short Fiction magazine, Summer 2020. Well-respected literary journal.