One book on his list:
Don Quixote, by Miguel de CervantesRead about the other nine works on Mullan's list.
Cervantes was jailed two or three times, and he claims in his prologue to Don Quixote that his great mock-romance was "begotten in a prison". Confined to a cell, the author's imagination wanders with his crack-brained knight over the dusty roads of Spain.
Don Quixote is the second most popular book among prisoners at the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay.
Paul Auster always returns to Don Quixote; Claire Messud hasn't read it.