One title on his list:
Any Human Heart by William BoydRead about the other books on Colfer's list.
The story of a man’s life from beginning to end, with all the heartache and laughter that go along with such a journey. This book takes us to the final moment in all our lives, and it’s heartbreaking.
Any Human Heart also appears on John Mullan's list of ten of the best novels about novelists.