Thursday, January 24, 2008

Shira Nayman

Shira Nayman is the author of Awake in the Dark, published in 2006 by Simon & Schuster. She has a master's degree in comparative literature and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and has worked as a psychologist and a marketing consultant. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, New England Review, and Boulevard.

I recently asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
This is what I am (and have been) reading:
  • Joseph Roth Job
  • James Salter A Sport and a Pastime (rereading)
  • D.H. Lawrence Lady Chatterly's Lover (rereading)
  • Nellie Hermann The Cure for Grief (I blurbed the book for Scribner; out in August. Really excellent book well worth reading)
  • Maupassant Collected Stories
  • John Williams Stoner (One of the best books I have ever read, reissued recently by NY Review of Books Press)
Read an excerpt from Awake in the Dark and visit Shira Nayman's website.

--Marshal Zeringue