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About meFor over a decade, I have been the director of marketing and production for The Library of America. I read for work and I read for pleasure, and the boundary between the two is nonexistent. I also have an MA in medieval history from a previous life.
About my libraryI enjoy reading a variety of books: fiction (especially nineteenth-century Victorian novels, American realist fiction, and foreign-language novels in translation); religious history; historical surveys; biographies; overviews on physics, astronomy, and biology; and--my guilty pleasure--science fiction and fantasy. My Library Thing collection is only a partial list of the books I've read in the last decade.
Favorite authorsMargaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Octavia E. Butler, Willa Cather, Michael Chabon, Michael Cunningham, Edwidge Danticat, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Louise Erdrich, Jeffrey Eugenides, Percival Everett, William Faulkner, Penelope Fitzgerald, John Gardner, Graham Greene, Graham Greene, Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas Hardy, L. P. Hartley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Laird Hunt, N. K. Jemisin, Edward P. Jones, Hari Kunzru, Jhumpa Lahiri, D. H. Lawrence, Ann Leckie, Chang-Rae Lee, Doris Lessing, Jonathan Lethem, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel García Márquez, Colum McCann, Cormac McCarthy, Alice McDermott, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdoch, Frank Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Richard Powers, Alastair Reynolds, Richard Russo, José Saramago, Colm Tóibín, Anne Tyler, William T. Vollmann, Edith Wharton, Edmund White, Colson Whitehead, John Williams, A. N. Wilson, Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)
Real nameDavid Cloyce Smith
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceNov 13, 2009
Currently readingPlundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems by J.D. McClatchy
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