I like to read magic realism, myth, folklore, weird fiction, metafiction, off-kilter realities, genre-bending, genre-defying, thrills, spills, adventure, lost worlds, inner worlds, strong plots, stronger women, playful language, wit, wisdom, irreverence.
Favourite authors include Angela Carter, Helen Oyeyemi, Silvina Ocampo, Carmen Maria Machado, Haruki Murakami, Scarlett Thomas.
Form & Format
Novel-length and short fiction. Non-fiction: botany, evolution, the art of creative writing, story theory, why we tell myths, feminist understanding of myths and fairytales.
I read books in physical, electronic and audio format, and have a different reading experience with each format.