Julian Barnes wrote “…writing is a matter of examining the world, reflecting upon it, deducing what you want to say, putting that meaning or message into words whose transparency allows the reader, now gazing through the same window-pane from the same position, to see the world exactly as you have seen it.”
I’ll take that one step further. Here are my thoughts on books that I read. They’re not reviews; rather, they’re ruminations on themes that have struck me about a particular work. Read along as I take Barnes’ ideals for writers and transfer them to a reader’s perspective.
I am an American based in Dublin, home to a rich literary history. In addition to working as an editor for The Curator, I contribute to publications including the Dublin Review of Books and Books Ireland, as well as book lists for Children’s Books Ireland and IBBY Ireland. I also have the pleasure of working with the Dublin Book Festival.