Books That Writers Recommend

The New York Times sur­veyed a series of well-known writ­ers and asked them what books they’ve read and enjoyed late­ly. Here is what they had to rec­om­mend. For the record, the list of writ­ers includes, among oth­ers, Nora Ephron, Dave Eggers, Ursu­la K. Le Guin, Jonathan Safran Foer, Colm Toib­in, and Jef­frey Eugenides.

Among the titles you’ll find rec­om­mend­ed are The Omni­vore’s Dilem­ma (Michael Pol­lan), The Cave (Jose Sara­m­a­go), Kaloo­ki Nights (Howard Jacob­son), Natasha’s Dance: A Cul­tur­al His­to­ry of Rus­sia (Orlan­do Figes), Lincoln’s Sword (Dou­glas Wil­son), The Lay of the Land (Richard Ford), One Big Self (C. D. Wright), and Rembrandt’s Nose: Of Flesh and Spir­it in the Master’s Por­traits (Michael Tay­lor).

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