How long have you worked at Lemuria?
What do you do at Lemuria?
I’ve just started to help manage our First Editions Club.
What are you reading right now?
The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559
Ranger Games – very much looking forward to the reading on November 2
What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)?
The Iliad and The Social History of Art
How many books do you usually read at a time?
A few, usually different genres
I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books.
1. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
2. Hieronymus Cock: The Renaissance in Print
3. St. Paul: A Screenplay by Pier Palo Pasolini
4. The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima
5. City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
In addition to Delany, Mishima, and Barry: Aldous Huxley, Jorge Luis Borges, John Berger, Frank Herbert, Roberto Bolaño, Alain Badiou, and too many others
Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with?
Science Fiction, always and forever, I hope
What did you do before you worked at Lemuria?
I taught printmaking courses at Mississippi College
If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be?
(Vegetarian) lasagna with Badiou, drinks with Dante and Mishima.
What would you ask them?
How to live.
Why do you like working at Lemuria?
The spirit of the place. Everyone here deep-down cares about books and that’s a very cool thing.
If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come?
Patrick Rothfuss for book 3
If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be?
Very intelligent ferrets
If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first?
In space only – Tikal
In space and time – Florentine Republic