Author Ken Wheaton Crams It In

Monday, February 08, 2010

Novelist and blogger Ken Wheaton takes a "whatever fits" approach to his literary collection. "If there's a spot, cram it in there," he says.

The author, whose debut novel centers around life in a bayou parish, stays close to his Southern roots. The Louisiana-native proudly keeps The Confederacy of Dunces on his bookcase, in addition to the Faulkner he never got around to reading in class.

Wheaton employs his double-stack technique because he's running out of space. The shelves are generally organized chronologically by historical period. Wheaton devotes the top-tier to books with a religious theme. Further down, it moves into non-fiction and history, Greek classics and Southern lit.

Wheaton recently gave StackedUp.TV a tour of his books. Check out the video for more.


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