The Reading Life is a multicultural
book blog, committed to Literary Globalism
Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among our Interests
- Ivan Bunin - Russia to Paris - Noble Prize 1933
- Ann Leckie - USA- highly regarded Fantasy writer -first appearance on The Reading Life
- Nicolai Levkov - Russia - classic 19th century works
- Alexander Pushkin - Russia
- Nuala O’Connor - Ireland - featured numerous times on The Reading Life
- Ovida Yu- Singapore- author numerous novels and stories- first appearance on The Reading Life
- Kermit Pattinson- USA - author Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeletons and the Origins of Humankind - a marvelous work of narrative nonfiction- first appearance on The Reading Life
- Neil Gaiman - UK - very highly prolific highly regarded S/F author- first appearance on The Reading Life
- Ken Liu- USA - highly regarded S/F writer - first appearance on RL
In June we posted on six works by men, three by women. Three of the authors, Russians all, are deceased. Five writers were featured for the first time in June.
Home countries of June Authors
- Russia - 3
- USA - 3
- Singapore- 1
- Ireland- 1
- UK - 1
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Top Home countries of visitor for June
- The Philippines
- The Netherlands
- The UK
- Morocco - first time in top ten
Short Stories I Read in June upon which there is no
- BOILED BONES AND BLACK EGGS by NGHI VO published in The Year’s Best Dark Horror & Fantasy: Volume 1. Copyright © 2020
- The Newlywed’s Window by Husnah Mad-hy - published in The 2022 Mukana Press Anthology of African Writing
- The Cannon by Kelly Link - published in her collection Magic for Beginners - 2006
- Haunt by Carmen Macado - included in The Year’s Best Horror and Family- 2020
- Troll Bridge by Terry Pratchett - included in The Modern Book of Classic Fantasy - 2020
- Stag by Karen Russell - 2022
I also read Bicycles, Bloomers and Great War Rationing Recipes: The Life and Times of Dorothy Peel OBE Kindle Edition by Vicky Straker.
I also read An Empire Called Memory by Arkady Martine, the 2020 Hugo Award Winner.
In July I will post on a few books or stories set in Paris