Favourite Authors

Every once in a while, you read a book that rocks your world. Not all good novels have to do that, of course. But I was never quite the same after I read these books, and own pretty much everything their authors have written.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

Continental Drift, Russell Banks

Black Robe, Brian Moore

Black Narcissus, Rumer Godden

The Blue Lenses, Daphne du Maurier

Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler 

The Progress of Love, Alice Munro

The Bridge on the Drina, Ivo Andric

Collected Stories, Katherine Mansfield

Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

Beijing Coma, Ma Jian

The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula le Guin

The Brothers Karamazov, Doystoyevsky

Solaris, Stanislaw Lem

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers

Some of these non-fiction works I just happened upon, and some were research. But all ended up shaping how I see the world, and how I write about it.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West

The Crippled Tree, Han Suyin

The Periodic Table, Primo Levi

An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sacks

The Proper Study of Mankind, Isaiah Berlin

Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez

Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk

Sarajevo, Exodus of a City, Dzevad Karahasan

To Save Everything, Click Here, Evgeny Morozov

Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin

War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges


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