The National Post talks to (and about) Coach House Writers as Part of its Fall Books Coverage
This week, the National Post polled six Canadian authors to find out which fall books they're most eager to read.
Some people enjoy trips to the spa or the golf course, but Coach House's Rob Benvie says that, after he's finished the labour-intensive final edits for his new novel, Maintenance, he's going to kick back and relax with Haruki Murakami's thousand-plus page Orwellian magnum opus, 1Q84.
And days away from launching her new book, The Big Dream, Rebecca Rosenblum looks forward to becoming better acquinated with the poetry of Jenny Sampriri, whose debut collection, Croak, is now available from Coach House:
Feeling a bit burned out on my own writing, lately I’ve been looking to have my mind pleasantly bent. So I look forward to Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which apparently took Japan by storm in its serialized form. I’ve always been drawn to dystopic narratives — I fear what that might say about me — and I have fond memories of reading 1984 actually in 1984, realizing in that oblique 10-year-old way that there was much to learn about the world, and real reasons for doing so.
Jenny Sampirisi’s Croak, is listed as “a frog-and-girl opera,” which is very intriguing. Book-wise, it’s going to be a great fall.
Read the full article here.