Volunteer Profile: Eva van Emden

Volunteer role: Hotline coordinator

Website: vancouvereditor.com

What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
Work is more important than talent.

What is the best book you read in the last year?
Embassytown, by China Miéville.

What is your favourite reading: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry?

If you were presented with a book that told the story of your entire life from start to finish, what would you do with it?
Maybe just eyeball how many pages were left.

What is the last book you read?
Nah, that’s not interesting. The best book I read recently was Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential—it takes me a long time to discover books.

What is your favourite book genre?
Science fiction.