Monday, November 16, 2009

Mariella Frostrup's best books

Mariella Frostrup is a radio and TV presenter in Britain. She named her six best books for the Daily Express.

One book on the list:
by Tim Winton

This Man Booker-nominated Australian author has never disappointed me but this first novel remains my favourite. The story of two families forced by financial woe to share a rambling home in the Melbourne suburbs is brimful of wonderful characters and radiates with the warmth and generosity of the human spirit and the pathos of individual lives. Never sentimental Winton is a masterful storyteller with an enormous heart.
Read about another book on Frostrup's list.

Cloudstreet was the best novel I read in 2005.

--Marshal Zeringue