Friday, July 20, 2018

Four books that changed Pamela Hart

Pamela Hart is the author of The Soldier’s Wife, The War Bride, A Letter from Italy, and The Desert Nurse. As Pamela Freeman, she's written children’s fiction, epic fantasy, crime fiction and children’s poetry.

One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Suzette Haden Elgin

I'm picking this as representative of a whole lot of dystopian science fiction written by women in the '60s and '70s. It deserves to be read alongside The Handmaid's Tale. It centres on a group of women linguists who are developing a women's language. It started me thinking about the development of the self and violence and language and connections between women and romantic love … ideas I'm still playing with in my fiction today.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue