In my writers I want to read list, I noticed I didn’t have enough women. No longer a problem.
Annemarie Schwarzenbach (some translator really needs to pull their finger out on this one)
Elfriede Jelinek (mainly because I loved the film adaptation of The Piano Teacher)
Zadie Smith (I actually started White Teeth, didn’t like it, and gave up, but her rather brilliant essay she wrote on Joseph O’Neill and Tom McCarthy threatened to become my manifesto for a while, and I’ve just ordered a book of her nonfiction)
Colette (I read April in… well, April of this year, after hearing it described as the truest and most unsentimental love story in literature. I cannot wait to read more)
Katherine Anne Porter