I’ve been contemplating hosting a reading week for one of my favourite authors this Feb, but couldn’t decide who to go for. I narrowed it down to a shortlist of Paul Auster, Iain Banks (with or without the ‘M’) and J G Ballard.
Thank you to everyone who voted in my poll last week. The results are in and after an initial surge for Banks, Auster gradually overtook him – so Paul Auster Reading Week it will be, running from Feb 17-23 over half term.
I’ve made a graphic below, which you can copy and size as you wish – Don’t worry, I’ll share it again nearer the time. (The font I used is called American Typewriter which I thought was apt).
I read many of his books in the 1990s and noughties, and now I have the perfect excuse to revisit some of them, plus there are a handful I’ve got on the shelf, but am yet to read.
I hope you’ll consider joining me in celebrating the work of this great American author.