Authors Name Their Favorite Books
From 2002 P.B. (Pre-Blog), there’s a Washington Post article in which authors name some favorite books. The short version:
- Michael Chabon: R Is for Rocket by Ray Bradbury.
- Thomas M. Disch: Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin.
- Neil Gaiman: Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R.A. Lafferty.
- Ellen Datlow: Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison and The Playboy Book of Horror and the Supernatural.
- James Hynes: Chronopolis and Other Stories by J.G. Ballard.
- Sheila Williams: What Mad Universe by Fredric Brown.
- Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket): Weird Women, Wired Women by Kit Reed.
- Peter Straub: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- Terry Pratchett: The Evolution Man by Roy Lewis.
- Nancy Kress: The Dispossessed and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin.
- John Clute: Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
- Gordon van Gelder: In Signs of Life, Course of the Heart by M. John Harrison.
- Daniel Pinkwater: Mount Analogue by René Daumal.
- Diana Wynne Jones: Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff.
- Poppy Z. Brite: Love Ain’t Nothing But Sex Misspelled by Harlan Ellison.
- Kelly Link: The Wolves of WilloughbyChase by Joan Aiken.
- John Crowley: The Priest by Thomas M. Disch and Being Dead by Jim Crace.
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