Good Reading : June 2016
GOODREADINGMAGAZINE.COM.AU GOOD READING JUNE 2016 26 ADAREISADARE COVER STORY ‘Read this and the ordinary world disappears,’ says Stephen King of ‘The Passage’ series. ANGUS DALTON talks with bestselling author JUSTIN CRONIN about his post-apocalyptic trilogy, the vampiric creatures he created to end humanity, and the last instalment of the series, The City of Mirrors. he Passage’ book ser ies began as a dare. Justin Cronin’s 8-year-old daughter, Iris, rolled her eyes at her the mention of father’s critically acclaimed novels The Summer Guest and Mary and O’Neil. He had graduated from the esteemed Iowa Writers’ Workshop and won prizes such as the PEN/ Hemingway Award, but Justin’s daughter thought his books sounded boring. Iris had better ideas about how her father should be using his writing talent, so she challenged him to write an adventure story – a book about a girl who saves the world.