Sunday, July 01, 2012

Dave Eggers's 6 favorite books

Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of Zeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His novel What Is the What was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici.

His new novel is A Hologram for the King.

One of Eggers's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

Every time I read this book I love it more. Terrible things happen to its characters, three young Americans traveling through Morocco, but Bowles's writing is so hypnotic that the calamities are seen through a certain anodyne haze. And despite its darkness, it's the most humane of existential novels.
Read about another novel on Eggers's list.

--Marshal Zeringue