Daniel Woodrell on What to Read This Summer

by Daniel Woodrell | Jun-29-2007

The month of June kicked off Reading the World.As part of this project, the NBCC has asked writers from around the globe to recommend a book from beyond these shores. We asked recent LA Times Book Prize finalist Daniel Woodrell, author of "Winter's Bone" and other novels, what he had to recommend. He responded by plucking this excerpt out of "Runt," by Niall Griffiths.

"Last summer it was not like any other summer of my life it was when so many things happened to go Crash in my head. When I said tara to the school and laughed and did a dance on my own and NotDad pushed me out and up to Drunkle's house because He Needed Me they said, Them Two, He Needed Me is what they said cos Auntie Scantie was found up in the tree like they found the ripped sheep..."

--from Daniel Woodrell

About the Critical Mass Blog

Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC related. It's written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors (see list of bloggers below).



Categories & Archives

Become a Friend of the NBCC

Upcoming Events

NBCC at the Brooklyn Public Library: Criticism and Social Justice: March 20th, 2018

NBCC Awards

Finalists for 2017

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2016 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2015 Finalists Reading

NBCC 2014 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2013 Awards Ceremony

All videos and podcasts.