Sunday, June 24, 2007

What is Joanna Scott reading?

Joanna Scott has received numerous honors for her writing, including Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships, a Pushcart Prize, the Rosenthal Award from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and most recently a Lannan fellowship. She has been a finalist for the prestigious Pen/Faulkner Award twice (for Arrogance and Various Antidotes) and was selected as a finalist for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for The Manikin. Her stories, have been included in Best American Stories (1993) and The Pushcart Prize, and in 1992 she won the Aga Khan Award from The Paris Review for her story "A Borderline Case."

Last week I asked her what she was reading. Read her reply at Writers Read.

Then visit Lit Lists for her list of five books "that cast a spell, whatever that means."

--Marshal Zeringue