His latest novel is The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim.
One of his six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
I Served the King of England by Bohumil HrabalRead about another novel on the list.
A panoramic trip through pre- and postwar middle-European history, as observed by the best kind of witness: a bystander — in this case, a naïf who waits tables in Prague. A master of rueful comedy and tender eroticism, Hrabal was, for all his eccentricity, a major figure in 20th-century world literature.