Horrocks read “At The Zoo,” an incredible, multiple point-of-view short story from her collection This is Not Your City. I wonder if “At The Zoo” — with its fully rendered characters, humor, and heartbreak — is representative of the rest of the collection.
I’ll find out soon enough: I bought a copy of This Is Not Your City for her to sign, and I asked her about her favorite books on the craft of writing.
She said she doesn’t read as many books on craft as other writers, but she mentioned two favorites: Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern (a great book I already have!) and Ron Carlson Writes A Story by (guess) Ron Carlson.
Horrocks was a generous and friendly person. I’m glad I got to meet her, and I wish her big successes.
You can buy these three books from Amazon right here.