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!
What books are on your end table right now?
On my end table I always have one book in Spanish and one in English. Right now they are Don Camilo by Giovannino Guareschi, and Writing Screenplays that Sell by Michael Hauge.
Where is the best place to curl up with a good book?
I love to curl up and read on the couch by my fireplace.
If you could have dinner with three writers or illustrators, whom would you choose?
I am actually organizing a dinner with Anton Chekhov, Scholem Aleichem and Lin Yutang for the near future.
Are you more likely to be caught reading a zombie novel or a sentimental romance?
I am more likely to be caught reading, as a sentimental zombie, short stories and non-fiction novels.
What’s your favourite thing about reading?
For me, the best thing about reading is getting the chance to enter a different dimension through the musicality of words.