Yes. I am a daily– and nightly– reader.
What books would you recommend?
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Haruki Murakami– especially Kafka on the Shore. Just about everything, really, though I did not much like 1Q84. Little Big by John Crowley. These are books I’ve enjoyed in the past five years or so…
Do you remember the first book you read or any childhood favorites?
Harold and the Purple Crayon, for some reason, was an early favorite. Later on came Caddie Woodlawn, Anne of Green Gables, Danny the Champion of the World, the Eloise books, and a memorable summer spent with Heidi.
Have you always liked to read? Was there ever a person in your life who really inspired you to read?
Yes, indeed. My parents are both readers, so perhaps I grew up in a family with its own literary culture bent, but I don’t recall specific inspiration.
Did you read any interesting/memorable books when you were in college?
Sexing the Cherry was one of my favorites by Jeanette Winterson. The others have largely faded due to erosion by the winds of time.