Yesterday, I posted an interview with Rita Leganski. Today is the author spotlight where we learn more about the author!
Author Spotlight: Rita Leganski
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I mention some of them in the PS Section of the book—Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, and William Faulkner, to which I would add Southerners Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Anne Tyler. I also like Sheri Reynolds, Leif Enger, Yann Martel, Ann Patchett, Aimee Bender, and Alice Hoffman. And I’m a HUGE Annie Dillard fan.
Tell us some books that you will always make room for on your shelves.
To Kill a Mockingbird; Peace Like a River; Ellen Foster; Life of Pi; A Gracious Plenty; The Book Thief; Frankenstein; The Catcher in the Rye; A Good Man is Hard to Find; The Member of the Wedding; The Sound and the Fury; Bel Canto; The Accidental Tourist; An Invisible Sign of My Own; The Giver; and Teaching a Stone to Talk.
I’m sure there are many more that I’ll think of later.
Rita- do you have any #literaryconfessions?
I’ve never read any Jane Austen.
Do you have a #literarycrush?
I had the Rhett Butler crush going on when I was very young, but that’s about it.
If you could be a character in a book, who would you pick to be?
Liesel Meminger from THE BOOK THIEF.
*Special thanks to Rita Leganski for the author spotlight!