Writers Share Favorite Books

BookMark: Michel Faber on Kurt Vonnegut's "God Bless You Mr. Rosewater"

Novelist Michel Faber recommends one of his favorite books:  "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater," by Kurt Vonnegut.

BookMark: "Mes Amis"

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Sarah Manguso recommends "Mes Amis" by Emmanuel Bove.

BookMark: The Argonauts

Eula Biss recommends "The Argonauts" by Maggie Nelson.

BookMark: James Wood on "Effi Briest"

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"New Yorker" staff writer and book critic James Wood recommends Theodor Fontane's 1894 novel, "Effi Briest."

BookMark: Julie Schumacher recommends Saramago's "Elephant's Journey"

It was 1551, and Archduke Maximilian got a wonderous wedding gift from King João III of Portugal: an elephant named Solomon.

BookMark: Werner Herzog on "The Peregrine"

Filmmaker Werner Herzog bookmarks "The Peregrine" by J.A. Baker,

BookMark: Paul Beatty on "The Nazi and the Barber"

Paul Beatty recommends "The Nazi and the Barber" by Edgar Hilsenrath.

BookMark: Edward Hirsch on "Memorial"

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Poet Edward Hirsch bookmarks Alice Oswald's "Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad."