Sunday, July 1, 2012

Dave Eggers's six favorite books

Dave Eggers is the bestselling author of Zeitoun, winner of the American Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His novel What Is the What was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici.

His new novel is A Hologram for the King.

One of Eggers's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Dangling Man by Saul Bellow

Bellow explores the psyche of a young man waiting to hear if he's been drafted. I don't know if anyone's ever better represented the workings of the mind in crisis, or the mental state of a human whose life might change, permanently, based on forces far beyond his control.
Read about the other books on Eggers's list.

--Marshal Zeringue