Saturday, February 5, 2011

John Sayles' six favorite books

Filmmaker John Sayles is the author of two short-story collections and several novels, including Union Dues, a National Book Award nominee, and the forthcoming A Moment in the Sun.

One of his six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Havana World Series by José Latour

The noir tradition goes Latin. In a classic of the genre, Latour mixes American and Cuban tipos duros (tough guys) in just-pre-Fidel Havana. The rare author who can write terrific stuff in two languages.
Read about the other books on Sayles' list.

--Marshal Zeringue