To kick off our monthly blogger interview series, Largehearted Boy’s David Gutowski answers some of our most pressing questions. You can follow him on Twitter at @largeheartedboy and on Facebook.
PICADOR: Largehearted Boy features books, music, and film. If you could add one more medium from the art world, what would it be?
DAVID: Visual art, because it would give me an excuse to learn more about it.
One book that should be assigned in high school but probably never will?
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
Which novelist from the past you wish were around to write modern fiction today?
Although she’s more known for her short stories, Flannery O’Connor.
What is the first album you remember buying on your own?
Black Sabbath’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath on vinyl, a bargain bin find financed, ironically, with tip money earned at a wedding (I was an altar boy for that reason alone).
How did you find out about the book you’re reading now?
I generally have 10-15 books started at any time, but the one in front of me is Joshua Henkin’s new novel, The World Without You. In this case the author himself sent the book my way.