Puneet Dutt holds a MA in English from Ryerson. Her chapbook PTSD south beach was a 2016 Breitling Chapbook Prize Finalist. Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals and in Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She is an editorial board member at Canthius and a creative writing workshop facilitator with the Toronto Writers Collective. Her poetry collection is forthcoming with Mansfield Press in October. She lives in Toronto with her husband.
Our anniversary event is almost upon us! This past month, our authors have been celebrating our upcoming event by sharing their favourite reads. In an animated video posted to our Facebook page, Puneet took us on a tour of the books she most relishes.
From, Sounds of a Cowhide Drum by Oswald Joseph Mtshali, “a little known South African poet that deserves much much more attention,” to Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, which she would memorize if she could, here are her selections:
Angela’s Ashes: Frank McCourt
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders: Daniyal Mueenudin
Medea/ Hecabe/ Electra/ Heracles: Euripides
Memoirs: Pablo Neruda
Sounds of a Cowhide Drum: Oswald Joseph Mtshali
The Alienist: Caleb Carr
Metamorphosis: Franz Kafka
The Vegetarian: Han Kang
We would love to hear about the books that are at the top of your list! Post and share with us or better yet, discuss them with us at our celebration. There will be book giveaways, two Glad Day Bookshop gift certificate door prizes and sweet treats!
Puneet Dutt visits Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in our new home, Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, at 6:30pm (PWYC) alongside Spencer Butt, Jia Qing Wilson-Yang, Dorothy Ellen Palmer, and special guest Heidi Reimer who will discuss, “How to Write a Novel in 10 Years: Total Rewrites, Massive Scrap Piles, and Persistence Through the Long Haul.”