IFOA: Five Questions with Dane Swan

Oct 15, 2017

In anticipation of Dane Swan's upcoming appearance at the 2017 International Festival of Authors in Toronto, the IFOA website asks Dane Five Questions. Among them:

IFOA: What are you reading now?

Swan: I’m reading three or four books currently. The most significant is Surviving Canada which is an anthology of non-fiction work from indigenous writers, and intellectuals. It’s a lot to think about. A lot to take in.

The other book worth mentioning is a translation of Notes from Underground. The other two books are an excellent plot (but of questionable writing quality), and an urban novella that I bought at Toronto Urban Book Festival. The book is great junk food! (Sorry, the title escapes me.)

I’m also reading A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man which I’m finding disappointing. Joyce’s Dubliners is genius. The rhythm, the images created; maybe I was expecting too much based on reading that first. Sometimes, our expectations of an author are warped if we are introduced to them through their best work.