Selected as one of the Globe & Mail’s “Top 100 Books of 2012.”
Seen Reading is the exciting and unique debut collection of microfictions by Julie Wilson, Canada’s pre-eminent literary voyeur. Based on the award-winning and critically acclaimed online movement of the same name, Seen Reading catalogues over a hundred reader sightings—brief descriptions of individuals Wilson has spied reading books in public, on Toronto’s transit system. Wilson then imaginatively expands on each sighting, re-inventing the seen reader in a poetic piece of short fiction. Tender and poignant, these fictions are love letters to the reader and, gathered together, form a beautifully inspired fictional map, joyfully charting an urban centre’s cultural commitment to books and literature in an era that continually predicts the demise of both.