IFOA: Five Questions with Dane Swan
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.