Ten minutes with…Â is a special series presented by Coode Street that sees readers and booklovers from around the world talk about what they’re reading right now and what’s getting them through this strange time.
Today Jonathan spends ten minutes with Alex Irvine, award-winning author ofÂ A Scattering of Jades, One King, One Soldier, The Narrows,Â andÂ Buyout and they discuss the pleasure of re-reading the crime novels of Elmore Leonard and Tristram Shandy, a biography of Blake, Salman Rushdieâ€™s take on Quixote, and Alex’s new short novel, Anthropocene Rag.
Books mentioned include:
- Anthropocene Rag by Alex Irvine
- The crime novels of Elmore Leonard
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
- Blake by Peter Ackroyd
- Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
- There There by Tommy Orange