Jason Austin is a buyer and bookseller at Readings Carlton. An avid painter, Scrabble player and reader, he enjoys long walks with nothing but the company of an iPod full of podcasts.
David Vann’s latest offering is not for the faint-hearted and is definitely an ‘adult only’ read. Dirt explores the life of a young man trying to find his path in a female-dominated world. As with hi…
Jason Austin shares with us a book he loved for our new ‘What I Loved’ series.
About ten years ago I was stuck for something to read. You might think it strange that a bookseller was bereft of reading material, but, like most, we too have those moments where nothing piques our interest.
It was at the back of one of my bookshelves that I found a bruised copy of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.…
Jason Austin of Readings Carlton chats to David Vann about his latest novel.
Your first two novels – Legend of a Suicide and Caribou Island – are set in Alaska and your new novel, Dirt, is set in the Sacramento region of California. How do you find that you are able to evoke such a strong sense of place in your writing?
My family hunted on the same ranch every year, and as we walked throug…