BOOK PERSON | Special Edition

Joshua Whitehead in the Tyee

Hi pals,

This past week I devoured Eden Robinson’s Return of the Trickster (pre-order it! and revisit the previous two, because a lot happened in the last book). I wished it was twice as long, and that’s all I’ll say in advance of my review, which will appear in early March.

I also finished Fake Accounts, which was… not great. Sorry! I appreciate that Lauren Oyler tried do something experimental and provide a commentary on trends in contemporary fiction, but that wasn’t enough to make for an enjoyable or interesting reading experience. Cannot recommend it. If you live in Vancouver and want to read it anyway, I’ll pass along my copy.

Anyway, this week I am not publishing an interview here, because I have a special edition of BOOK PERSON over on The Tyee! I interviewed Oji-Cree writer Joshua Whitehead about his eclectic bookshelves, filled with speculative fiction, horror, and sexy poetry. It’s hopefully the first in a series of interviews with Canadian authors on what they love to read, and I’m so delighted to be working with The Tyee. I hope you’ll read it!

In the meantime, I’m updating my BOOK PERSON questionnaire and sending it out to some more readers this week. As always, if you’d like to talk at length about books you enjoy, please let me know! I would love to hear from you.

See you next week for a delightful journey into the very specific bookshelves of another reader.

xo Michelle