Tell Me What You Read: Donna-Jo Napoli

Donna-Jo Napoli, linguistics professor and award-winning author of children’s fiction Tell me which authors, or what reading, you can see now were influential in your life and career? As a child, I read voraciously.  My family had all kinds of financial and other problems, so we moved a lot, and I never had friends for very … Continue reading Tell Me What You Read: Donna-Jo Napoli

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Tell Me What You Read: David McKay and literary translation

In Tell Me What You Read I interview well-kenned folk in public life about how their reading has shaped their lives, in the past and now.  David McKay, literary translator of Stefan Hertmans’ War and Turpentine, and Everything to Nothing by Geert Buelens. Tell me which authors, or what reading, you can see now were influential … Continue reading Tell Me What You Read: David McKay and literary translation

British magic: Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London: Body Work

In my teenage years I collected Elfquest, and Grendel, and suffered with all my friends when issue 121 of the X-Men mysteriously failed to arrive in Britain in that dark, dark month just before my O-Grades. When I was a student I worked on Saturdays at Aberdeen’s science fiction bookshop, and read the week’s new comics when … Continue reading British magic: Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London: Body Work

Tell Me What You Read: Susan Vollenweider

In Tell Me What You Read I interview well-kenned folk in public life about how their reading has shaped their lives, in the past and now.  Susan Vollenweider, half of the women's history podcasting dynamo The History Chicks, columnist for the Kansas City Star, mother, aspiring novelist, and school sports cheerleader Tell me which authors, … Continue reading Tell Me What You Read: Susan Vollenweider