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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, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Percival Everett, William Faulkner, Penelope Fitzgerald, John Gardner, Graham Greene, Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas Hardy, L. P. Hartley, Laird Hunt, Edward P. Jones, Hari Kunzru, Jhumpa Lahiri, D. H. Lawrence, Chang-Rae Lee, Doris Lessing, Jonathan Lethem, Naguib Mahfouz, Gabriel García Márquez, Cormac McCarthy, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, Iris Murdoch, Frank Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Alastair Reynolds, José Saramago, Anne Tyler, William T. Vollmann, 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 readingNathaniel Hawthorne : Collected Novels: Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun (Library of America) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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