Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Antonya Nelson: 5 most essential books

Antonya Nelson is the author of the newly published short story collection Nothing Right (Bloomsbury, 2009).

Her books include the short story collections Some Fun and In The Land Of Men, and three novels: Talking in Bed, Nobody’s Girl, and Living to Tell; and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Harper's, Redbook and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies.

She told Newsweek about her five most essential books. One title on the list:
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster.

Given a chance to speak with the dead, he'd be my choice. His heart is large and always vividly present in his work.
Read about the other four books on Nelson's list.

Writers Read: Antonya Nelson.

--Marshal Zeringue