Alison Pick’s most recent novel, FAR TO GO, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It has been optioned for film, translated into Dutch, French and Italian, and published internationally. Alison was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising Canadian writer under 35, the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry, and the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry. Currently on Faculty at the Humber Correspondence Program in Creative Writing, Alison Pick lives in Toronto with her family.
Reading now: The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke
Next on your shelf: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Everyone should read: Anna Karenina by Tolstoy Three books you’d want with you on a desert island: The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert, The Collected Works of William Shakespeare, When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner A character you’d like in your life: Jack from Emma Donoghue’s Room Guilty Pleasure: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron Shameless Plug: The Beggar’s Garden by Michael Christie A book that reminds you of home: Given Sugar, Given Salt by Jane Hirshfield
A book that got left behind: Out of Grief, Singing by Charlene Diehl
One you wish you’d written: The Road by Cormac MacCarthy