To be an author, you need to get into the habit of reading various books from childhood. These books catch the imagination of children who grow up to be writers. Here you will know about the books that shaped some of the famous Canadian authors.
The writer is the winner of the Giller Prize and is one of the best Canadian authors. One of her favorite childhood books was Matilda by Roald Dahl, the story of a misunderstood girl who later finds her way.
Another book that has influenced her is Jacqueline Woodson’s Every Kindness. She also recommends her children read this book. It’s about a girl who gets into a new school and is mistreated by her classmates and others in the school.
As a child, the author read ‘The Tale of Mr. Tod’ by Beatrix Potter.
This made a great impact on her. She encourages her kids to read ‘Atinuke’ by Anna Hibiscus as she thinks that children will have a positive impact after reading this book.
The book that shaped Emma Donoghue is Julie Andrew’s ‘The Last of the Great Whangdoodles’. This is a fantasy book that takes young readers on a challenging and ambitious journey. She thinks that children today should read the book series ‘The Popularity Papers’.
Thomas King has won the Governor-General’s Award for his book ‘The Back of the Turtle’. As a child, he remembers reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ ‘Mars’ series.
These adventure books inspired him. The books were set on a different planet and it was fascinating to know how life would be there. This book entertained him and he got relief from his everyday work.
If you want to be an author, you should read as many books as you can because you will get the ideas for writing your novel from these books.