I interviewed Michael Crummey a few years ago for a newspaper and being a perpetual book nerd, I asked him about some of his favorite books. Then, five years later, as I was developing Book Fridge that conversation became the inspiration for this feature. I am very much influenced by what others–particularly authors I admire–are reading. I contacted him again for an updated, more indepth list. Michael Crummey needs no introduction. His prose is lyrical and perfect and his poetry makes you want to be his muse. He has won countless awards and was shortlisted for the International Dublin IMPAC Literary Award. If this were a music blog, I would be raising my devil horns right now.
Reading now: In Evil Hour, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Next in line: The Sea, John Banville
A book everyone should read: Love in the Time of Cholera, Marquez