I had a chat with Megan Dunn – she’s an artist, art-critic and writer. She’s recently released the book Tinderbox – which I loved. I contacted Megan for a chat because I’d enjoyed some of the press and interviews around Tinderbox also, and because the book details (as part of its themes and plot) her time working at the Borders bookstore chain. I also worked at Borders.
We had never met prior to this conversation. But it was great to sit down and hear all about this book – and the subject of what is likely to be her next book: A fascination with mermaids! And to talk retail stories. We reminisced about tricky customers and the ‘death of the book store’ and the thankless and back-breaking task/s of retail, still considered “unskilled” by many.
Also Hera Lindsay Bird’s print interview with Megan for The Spinoff is worth checking out. Hera being another writer working in a bookstore.
It was my great pleasure to meet and chat with Megan Dunn. And I hope you enjoy hearing this conversation. Please do check out Tinderbox if you haven’t already, released late in 2017 it is my first favourite book of 2018.
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