Sol Gandy

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I'm a retired high school English and journalism teacher who specializes in questions about literature, especially American authors including Poe, Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Steinbeck. I'm also well versed in modern and existential literature. I've taught Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at least 30 times so I'm somewhat of an expert on that play. My favorite writers include Shakespeare, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Virginia Woolf. My current favorite author is Hillary Mantel who has written an excellent trilogy about the reign of the English King Henry VIII and the intrigue surrounding his court. I've also gotten into fantasy in the last few years and really love Tolkien. I've recently read Patrick Rothfuss' book The Name of the Wind and am working on Martin's Song of Fire and Ice. I live on the beautiful central coast of California and when I'm not reading or writing I'm hiking with my black poodle Charley.

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