Sunday, March 18, 2012

Olen Steinhauer's 6 favorite books

Olen Steinhauer’s widely acclaimed Eastern European crime series, which he was inspired to write while on a Fulbright fellowship, is a two-time Edgar Award finalist and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the Barry awards. The series includes The Bridge of Sighs, The Confession, 36 Yalta Boulevard, Liberation Movements, and Victory Square. Steinhauer is also the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver series, including The Nearest Exit, The Tourist, and An American Spy.

One of the author's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Is this Vietnam War book a story collection or a novel? Is it autobiography or fiction? Is its subject soldiering or fiction writing? A virtuoso, metafictional performance that poses more questions than it answers, The Things They Carried ends up becoming quite possibly America's greatest war novel.
Read about another novel on Steinhauer's list.

The Things They Carried is one of Roger “R.J.” Ellory's five favorite human dramas.

--Marshal Zeringue