Guest Picks: Margot Livesey

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Novelist Margot Livesey was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to discuss her latest book, The Flight of Gemma Hardy. She also shared what she's been reading lately -- and revealed that she's a fan of seals!

What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc…) that moved or surprised you?

        Wim Wenders’ film about Pina Bausch. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I re-read Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and adored it. I really like Eleanor Henderson’s Ten Thousand Saints.


What are you listening to right now?

        Bill Evans and Bach.


What’s the last great book you read?

        Lily Tuck’s novel I Married You for Happiness.


What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

        Birds and trains and seals. (Sorry! Pick one.)


What’s your favorite comfort food?

        Macaroni and cheese.


Margot Livesey

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