Monday, August 20, 2012

Top 10 books about maverick women

Mary Watson won the 2006 Caine prize for African writing for her short story "Jungfrau" from her 2004 collection, Moss.

In 2006 she named her top ten books about maverick women, including:
Little Black Book of Stories by AS Byatt

I love this book because it combines two of my favourite things: AS Byatt's prose and the short story form. And best of all, many of the stories slip quietly into the surreal and return without too much fuss. Two stories especially stand out for me - the woman who turns into stone and the story where a man receives a midnight visit from a young woman while his sick wife sleeps.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue