5 Quick Questions for H.A.L. Author Renée Reynolds

Renée Reynolds grew up between Chicago and Los Angeles. She writes short fiction and paints long images while working as a freelance writer in Shanghai.

1. What are you working on right now?
Approximately ten to twelve first-person narratives who have entered late anaphase.

2. Tell us about something in Shanghai that inspires your writing.
Extreme levels of anonymity and distinction ebbing and flowing with subways, bicycles and foghorns.

3. What’s the biggest distraction to writing in Shanghai?
My self.

4. Quick. A reading list. 5 books:
“Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir”  by Lauren Slater

“The Demolished Man” by Alfred Bester

“In Praise of Shadows” Jun’ichiroTanizaki

“Listen, Little Man!” by Wilhelm Reich

“The Epic of Gilgamesh” (Unless you decipher cuneiform, I recommend the Nancy K. Sandars, Stephen Mitchel and David Ferry versions — in that order)

5. Better City Better Life – yay or nay?
Coke. No, Pepsi! Actually…TAB.