His latest novel is Even the Dogs.
For the Guardian, he named his top ten dead bodies in literature--"stories of lost lives that coalesce around a 'central absence.'"
One entry on the list:
Inferno: The Divine Comedy by Dante AligheriRead about another book on the list.
To the modern mind, with its adherence to progress and change, the idea of death as leading to a state of perpetuity is properly terrifying. And there's no better exponent of this terror than Dante, surely, with his strange guided tour through scenes of boiling tar and flayed skins. The doomed souls who profess that, "cut off from hope, we live on desire" represent, for me, the authentically heroic voice of all those who, in impossible circumstances, fight on.
Inferno appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best visions of hell in literature and Peter Stanford's list of the ten best devils in film and literature; The Divine Comedy is one of George Weigel's five essential books for understanding Christianity.