TM: What are you currently reading? And who is on your must-read list for all CanLit lovers?
AB: This is pretty non-Can-con of me, but I’m reading Perfidia by James Ellroy, which is a black-hole level noir about the start of Japanese internment in Los Angeles in 1941. As for must-reads, Marian Engel is a straight-up boss. Bear’s gotten a lot of play in the last couple years, but she’s just generally awesome. I recently read One-Way Street, and it’s hilarious and thought-provoking and great. For contemporaries, I’d have to go Pasha Malla as a writer who I’ll read anytime new work is available, and Jeremy Hanson-Finger as a writer whose book is coming out imminently (Death and the Intern launching any minute now).
Nice shout-out from Andrew Battershill, new fiction editor of This Magazine. Mentioned in the same breath as some real heroes!
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