Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kay Honeyman

Kay Honeyman grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in English Language and Literature. Her first novel, The Fire Horse Girl, came out in January 2013. She currently teaches middle school and lives in Dallas, Texas.

Honeyman's new novel is Interference.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. I didn’t know this until after I finished the book, but it is the fourth of six books by contemporary authors reimagining Jane Austen’s six novels. All of the previous books have been written by British authors. Sittenfeld’s is the first by an American, and it tackles Pride and Prejudice. It was wonderful to see familiar characters placed in modern American society. I loved how Elizabeth Bennet translated into a New York magazine writer and Darcy into a surgeon from a wealthy family. The characters and story felt both connected to Austen’s work and, at the same time, very real in today’s world. I am a big believer in the capacity of Austen’s work to remain relevant. I’m always delighted when a writer recognizes and makes the most of that capacity.
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The Page 69 Test: Interference.

--Marshal Zeringue