We can't wait to see Margot Livesey tomorrow. In the meantime, a few questions for her and her great new piece The Beginning of the Brontes on The Millions. Please join us for what is sure to be a wonderful evening , Friday, March 16. 7 pm.
Northshire: What book you would take with you if you were sent to jail?
ML: If I could sneak in say, Anthony Powell's 12 volume Dance to The Music of Time, then I would. If I had to stick with a single book - maybe Rebecca West's The Fountain Overflows.
Northshire: Do you have a literary hero/heroine?
ML: Chris, the wonderful heroine in the Scottish writer Lewis Grassick Gibbon's exquisite novel Sunset Song. And Pippi Longstocking.
Northshire: What was your favorite book as a child?
ML: Percy, The Bad Chick, about a chick who rises to dominate the farmyard. I also adored a book called Horace Goes Hunting about a bear who lives with a large family. Whenever the father goes out hunting Horace eats another family member.
Northshire: What are 3 of your favorite books of the last 3 years?
ML: The Might Have Been by Joseph Schuster - this wonderful novel about a baseball player comes out later this month. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro - ten new stories by this mistress of the form. Orientation by Daniel Orozco - a wonderful, formally inventive collection.