Friday, March 23, 2007

Lydia Millet's list

Novelist Lydia Millet, author of Everyone’s Pretty, Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, and the award-winning My Happy Life, picked a list for the The Week magazine.

One of her titles:
The Complete Tales of Merry Gold by Kate Bernheimer

This second novella in a fairy-tale trilogy shows what it’s like to be the mean one in a family, the sister nobody likes—and it does so with such authenticity that we see both how easy and how hard it is to be vicious. Bernheimer’s strengths are her poetic language and refusal to judge her characters.
Read more about Millet's list.

Check out an interview with Kate Bernheimer.

--Marshal Zeringue