Started reading Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai in grade 10 last week. More importantly, we had Selvadurai visit yesterday. Charming, affable. He read, took lots of questions, signed books, and ran a great exercise on the first person vs. the third person voice.
Best comment from a student- how hearing the author read his work supplied the voice- the actual voice- for the narrator of the novel. Different from the voice the student heard in his head when he first read the novel alone.