Ten minutes with… 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 these difficult times.
Today Jonathan calls up Tordotcom Publishing editor Ruoxi Chen to chat about revisiting all-time favourites and how re-reading can help keep editors in touch with the readers they need to be, the therapeutic values of disaster nonfiction, dipping into audiobooks, the state of speculative fiction and why there’s a lot to be optimistic about, and a lot more.
Books mentioned include:
- The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (forthcoming, June 2021)
- The Queen’s Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner
- The Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix
- We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
- The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald