The author and writer Linda L. Richards talks to Joseph Planta about the project she and David Middleton are working on, The Greatest 100 Books of British Columbia, which will be published next year. In the meantime, people can contribute their own selections of the greatest BC books on their website: www.greatest100books.com.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
A few months back there was some talk in the trade papers, as well as the mainstream press, certainly on the internet like on Facebook and Twitter, about a forthcoming project by Linda Richards and David Middleton: The Greatest 100 Books of British Columbia. Ms. Richards and Mr. Middleton are culling together a list and publishing a book next year. We’ll talk about how they’re doing this, the considerations being taken, as well as how we can get involved. I’ve already come up with my own list. It’s a great conversation to start, and you can read more at their website: www.greatest100books.com. Linda L. Richards is the editor and co-founder of January Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to The Rap Sheet. She is also a novelist. Some of her previous books include Death Was the Other Woman, Calculated Loss, The Next Ex, and Mad Money. Her last book was Death Was in the Picture. Her website and blog can be found at www.lindalrichards.com. She joins me from the Gulf Islands this day. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Linda Richards; Good morning, Ms. Richards.