This whole thing is Gianna's fault, as she took a simple favor last night--I was driving and asked her to fill in for my blog piece--and rubbed in that she was posting about Mary Gaitskill before I could. She's obnoxious. Do you understand how much I suffer?
Fine. Bring it.
Today I'm picking Pat Barker. I have no idea how we haven't written about Pat Barker in the past. Here's why you should read Pat Barker:
- She's a Booker Prize winner.
- Even though she's a major prize winner and she deals with mature themes (mature as in serious, not necessarily naughty), she writes accessibly.
- No one writes historical fiction about World War I as well as Pat Barker.