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Regan holds a master of fine arts in Creative Writing from UBC, and currently works as a wordsmith for a Big International Firm. She is also an avid gardener, cocktail enthusiast, and great supporter of the local music scene. If you are looking for a carefully considered range of suggestions for what to read next that isn’t 50 Shades of Hell or whatever, you’re in luck: you’ll find in this interview everything from poetry and canon classics, to anthropomorphic children’s lit to the latest in Hot Contemporary Fiction. I suggest getting your library cards out ready to go to start placing holds as you read on. Thanks Regan!
What’s on your nightstand right now? Are you enjoying it?
The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner. It’s amazing. It’s set in the art world in 1970s New York and, later, Italy. It’s very smart about gender and politics in that context. I’m in love with it. I tend to read a lot of stuff at one time and so I also have Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit (a loose social history of walking, basically) and some American poetry — Come on All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder — on the go, which is typical. It’ll take me forever to get through all of them, but I don’t mind.