What Writers Read: Darlene Foster

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!

Darlene Foster

What books are on your end table right now?
Soldier of the Horse – Robert Mackay, Wild Geese – Caroline Pignat, Lily’s Crossing – Patricia Reilly Giff, Martha Quest – Doris Lessing, The Flying Troutmans – Miriam Toews, Mordecai Richler – M.G Vassanji, What Was Lost – Catherine O’Flynn. The Shakespeare Stealer – Gary Blackwood and many more…

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Who’s your favourite author of all time?
Jane Austen

What series did you read growing up?
Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, The Bobbsey Twins, Trixie Belden, Donna Parker

If you could have dinner with three writers or illustrators, whom would you choose?
Margaret Atwood, Doris Lessing, Alexander McCall Smith

Who’s your favourite literary hero?
Elizabeth Bennet (adult)Anne Shirley (child)

To learn more about Darlene and her work, please visit her website.
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