29.12.10

Anne Germanacos

Born in San Francisco, Anne Germanacos has lived in Greece for thirty-five years. Her work has been published in over sixty literary journals. Her first book, a collection of short stories, was published by BOA Editions in October 2010. For more info: www.annegermanacos.com.


what are you reading now

The Penguin Freud Reader
Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon
Judt, The Memory Chalet
Smith, Just Kids

An enticing combination!


classic you’ve been meaning to read

Tristes Tropiques


last book you finished in a single sitting

Malouf's Ransom


book you borrowed and never returned (not really, but it could have been)

Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress


if you could write yourself into any short story

something by Amy Bloom (she’s kind and generous to her characters)


most scribble-ridden book in your collection

Calasso's The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony


book you’ve planted on a coffee table to impress someone (and to look at—it’s gorgeous and fascinating!)

Abstract Comics by Andre Molotiu


if you could subscribe to only one literary journal

AGNI for the beautiful covers as well as what's between them.


most anticipated upcoming release

Under the Sun: The Letter of Bruce Chatwin


recommended reading list:


Books for a Self-Critical Jew

- I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti

- The Accidental Empire by Gershom Gorenberg

- Sleeping on a Wire and The Yellow Wind by David Grossman

- Dancing Arabs and Let It Be Morning by Sayed Kashua

- The Iron Cage by Rashid Khalidi

- Palestine Inside Out by Saree Makdisi

- Once Upon a Country by Sari Nusseibeh

- A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz

- The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe

- Palestine by Joe Sacco

- Palestinian Walks and Strangers in the House by Raja Shehadeh

- The Iron Wall by Avi Shlaim

- Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar

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