We're still on the BC Book Prizes Tour around northern BC this week (in damp, beautiful Kitimat this evening), but I wanted to share this piece I wrote for The Millions on Anita Brookner. She's a curious writer, one of my favourites, and when she died recently I pulled out all her books again. Maybe this will make you want to do the same, or try her for the first time. An acquired taste, maybe, but hard to shake. And I love the image the editors picked to illustrate . . .
I'm the author of All True Not a Lie In It (Knopf Canada 2015, Ecco USA 2016) and The Old Familiar (Thistledown 2008).