Amanda C. Gable
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. Lunar Attractions, Clark Blaise; Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books, Aaron Lansky; The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers; The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein; In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Alice Walker
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Linnets and Valerians, Elizabeth Goudge (a childhood book that evokes fond memories)
Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. (favorite books) A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Nicholas A. Basbanes; Maps to Anywhere, Bernard Cooper; Fatal Flowers: On Sin, Sex, and Suicide in the Deep South, Rosemary Daniell; The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner; Let the Dead Bury the Dead, Randall Kenan; Rumors of Peace, Ella Leffland; Zami, A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography, Audre Lorde; A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel; Name All the Animals, Alison Smith; Oral History, Lee Smith
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Seek out teachers by taking creative writing classes or by attending summer writing workshops; join or start a writers’ group.