From a New York Times By the Book Interview With Author Teddy Wayne Who Wishes Humor Were More Present in Literary Fiction

From a New York Times By the Book interview headlined “Teddy Wayne Mises the Purity of His Adolescent Reading”:

Alejandro Zambra’s “Chilean Poet.” The rest of my night stand is currently taken up with children’s books, including the entirety of Graham Oakley’s “The Church Mice” series, a witty, mostly out-of-print 1970s British collection I loved when I was young, and Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel’s “Rotten Ralph” books, about a house cat whose snarky misbehavior is a refreshing tonal shift from most books for kids.