Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Jennifer Egan's 5 most important books

Jennifer Egan told Newsweek about her five most important books.

One title on the list:
Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.

In reading it, I saw my own life differently.
Read about the other four titles on Egan's list.

Jennifer Egan is the author of three novels, The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the bestselling The Keep, and a short story collection, Emerald City. She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

--Marshal Zeringue