Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Four books that changed David Vann

David Vann's latest novel is Aquarium.

One of four books that changed the author, as shared at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Flannery O'Connor

I have to start with Flannery O'Connor's stories, especially "Everything That Rises Must Converge," because it's from her that I learned a protagonist is divided. Julian says mean things about the old family mansion and the old south but actually wants them. Though he doesn't realise it, he wants a return to slavery and privilege and all he pretends now to despise.
Read about the other books on the list.

Learn about David Vann's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue