What Writers Read: David Smith

What do children’s writers and illustrators read in their spare time? In this series of interviews with B.C. book folks, we discuss everything from guilty reading pleasures to the best literary villains. If you’d like to share some favourites of your own, please leave a comment!

David Smith

What books are on your end table right now?
Two Guido Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon

Who’s your favourite author/illustrator of all time?
Probably John D MacDonald

Where is the best place to curl up with a good book?
Sofa in the living room, with a fire in the fireplace

Which is best: hardcover, softcover, or e-book?
Hardcover, absolutely

Who’s your favourite literary hero?
Guido Brunetti

Who’s your favourite literary villain?
Westlake’s Dortmunder

What series did you read growing up?
Little Golden Books

Do you have a guilty reading pleasure?
I read the same books over and over — I buy them at used book stores, read them on airplanes, and give them to flight attendants as I get off.

Are you more likely to be caught reading a zombie novel or a sentimental romance?

To learn more about David and his work, please visit his website.
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