He told Newsweek about his five most important books. And addressed two related issues:
A book to which you always return:Read about Kraft's most important books.
"Adventures in the Skin Trade" by Dylan Thomas. Puts me in touch with my inner angry young man.
A classic you revisited with disappointment:
"On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. It electrified me as a teenager, but now comes across as just a boy's book: loud, insistent and hollow.