Molly John­son is an award-win­ning jazz vo­cal­ist, singer­song­writer, artist and phi­lan­thropist.


> What’s the best book you’ve read this year and why?

James Bald­win’s Go Tell It on the Moun­tain. It re­minds me of the past and the hard road ahead.

> What book can’t you wait to dive into and why?

Can­dacy Taylor’s Over­ground Rail­road: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in Amer­ica to un­der­stand my par­ents’ gen­er­a­tion and how far we have come.

> What’s your favourite book of all time?

Choos­ing my favourite book of all time is like choos­ing a favourite child – im­pos­si­ble. I re­ally love Louise Penny and would love to move to the fic­tional town she cre­ated.

> What book com­pletely changed your per­spec­tive?

Toni Mor­ri­son’s Song of Solomon is a gor­geous story that helped me un­der­stand where I come from.

> If you could have din­ner with any au­thor, liv­ing or dead, who would it be?

Des­mond Cole and Mar­garet At­wood – lively con­ver­sa­tion and good food and wine.

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