Monday, October 10, 2016

Juan Gabriel Vásquez's 6 favorite books

Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez is the author of The Informers, The Sound of Things Falling, and the newly released new novel, Reputations. One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Woolf gives us a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a high-society Londoner, as she prepares to host a party and looks back on choices she made many years earlier. Mrs. Dalloway is among the great novels whose subject is the past, or that interpretation of the past that we call memory, and it stood by me while I was writing Reputations and describing characters trying desperately to remember important things.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Mrs. Dalloway also appears on Becky Ferreira's list of seven of the best fictional depictions of female friendship, Rebecca Jane Stokes's list of seven favorite fictional shopaholics, Suzette Field's top 10 list of literary party hosts, Jennie Rooney's top ten list of women travelers in fiction, John Mullan's list of ten of the best prime ministers in fiction, and among Michael Cunningham's 5 most important books, Dani Shapiro's 10 favorite books, and Kate Walbert's best books.

--Marshal Zeringue