Lynne Perednia

Location Washington state
Occupation Teacher/Reviewer/Writer

About Me

I'm a middle school teacher, lifelong book fiend and someone who enjoys figuring out how a piece of writing is put together. So my hobbies include slush pile reading and reviewing. I'm finally working on my own fiction, mostly thanks to writers like Annie Proulx, Alice Munro and Marilynne Robinson. I'm not in their league but am in their debt.

Why do you write?

Sense of place has become highly important lately. Looking into how where we come from plays a role in who we are and what is important to any of us has been spurred by a combination of working with migrant students and the lifelong knowledge that we out here in the West don't view life the same as, say, Faulkner's progeny.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson, Annie Proulx, Alice Munro, Kazuo Ishiguro, Daniel Woodrell, A.S. Byatt, Virginia Woolf, Larry Watson, Salman Rushdie, Arnaldur Indridason, Fred Vargas, Karin Fossum, Gianrico Carofiglio, Duane Swierczynski, Louise Penny, Asa Larsson, Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller, Elizabeth Gaskell and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine.

Favorite books include, but are hardly limited to, Possession, Gilead, To The Lighthouse, Montana 1948, The Hours, Martin Booth's The Industry of Souls, Motherless Brooklyn, Plainsong, The Professor's House, The Distant Land of My Father, Gould's Book of Fish, Underworld, All Over Creation, Crescent, The Known World, The Interpreter of Maladies, My Life as a Fake, Snow, Kafka on the Shore, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Old Filth, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Out Stealing Horses, The Monsters of Templeton and Elliot Perlman's Seven Types of Ambiguity.

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Lynne Perednia – Jun 22, 2009

What did you think of any of them? Each has a strong voice and none of them took off in the direction I thought they would take. And they all had some heart to them.

Darryl Price – Jun 22, 2009

I'm impressed that you've read The Monsters of Templeton. Gilead. Gould's Book of Fish. Out Stealing Horses.

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