Anticipation: Margot Livesey!

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.