Favourite Authors

In random order
  1. Jhumpa Lahiri
    One of the few who is still able to keep me up all night.
  2. Dianne Setterfield
    See comment on Lahiri.
  3. Antonio G. Iturbe
    Those of you in the publishing industry should do your best for his book La Bibliotecaria de Auschwitz to be translated into English. It's the single most beautiful book about books that I have ever read - and I've read a few. This one was originally written in Spanish, so the Portuguese translation was brilliant.
  4. Gabriel García Márquez
    Always. The best story teller of all time.
  5. Meg Wolitzer
    Because The Interestings left me with the strongest book hangover of my entire life.
  6. José Saramago
    For a Portuguese author. I love his writing, but I wonder how it would work in English.
  7. William Somerset Maugham
    Writing well is writing simple.
  8. James Hilton
    For both Lost Horizon and Random Harvest. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
  9. Haruki Murakami
    Whom I discovered thanks to my sister.
  10. Joël Dicker
    For The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. I will always be on the lookout for anything he writes, although I've read his first novel and I didn't like it as much.
  11. Anna Quindlen
    Every Last One is a book that is going to stay with me forever.
  12. Charles Dickens
    There's a reason why some writers make it through university classrooms and stand the test of time. Great literature will always be quite another thing.
  13. Donna Tart
    Some find her books too long. I love her attention to detail.
  14. More
    Will be added as they come to mind.