I enjoyed reading the Globe's interview with R.F. Kuang, author of about Babel, Yellowface and more! I am reading her book #Babel right now and am excited by her research, intelligence and use of language, although I was stopped by the redundancies in her use of the phrase "cloyingly sticky sweet". Other than that phrase and the fact that Babel is a bit long, I feel that it's another masterpiece!
Link to interview:
Razor sharp does not even begin to describe the rip-off-the-bandaid racism attacked in this addictive read by R.F. Kuang, which is narrated beautifully by Helen Laser. I loved the directness, no holds barred approach.
I agree with the notion that the best advice is to start with what you know, whether writing or business. I feel empathy and sympathy for whatever R.F. experienced in her career and life, which probably still does, thanks to her amazing storytelling. Which is EXACTLY what reading is meant to do.
Kuang, the author of Babel, Yellowface, and the Poppy Trilogy is also an accomplished academic and has more to come!
You should try her novels in your own Shelf Portrait now
Here is an excerpt from the Globe and Mail interview: