The winner of 2013's Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction on books which transported him to Prague, Chechnya, and the Greek Isles.
One of the world's bestselling authors on three books that have inspired her own.
The author of My Mother's Secret on tales of empathy and hope.
The British historian takes us across the sea, via three great journeys into England's past.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie's author champions five otherworldly books from "The Great Beyond."
Five unlikely heroes of fiction, championed by the author of Perfect and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
The editor of Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations on superb works from African-American writers.
The author of Cartwheel recommends great reading from Eliot to Egan.
The author of The Bones of Paris on reading as la joie de vivre, and the books that inspired her thriller of France's roaring 1920s.
Discover etiquette's epistles with the author of Sorry!: The English and Their Manners.
The author of Fly Away on the books that changed her worldview and kept her from her chores.
The author of Seven Deadlies on California's inspirations, chocolate factories, and how Raymond Chandler begat Breaking Bad.
The author of Writing on the Wall picks five of his favorite history books in different fields.
The author of The Book Thief on winning tales adapted to film.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Enon on perfect winter reading, Faulkner's "aesthetic psi," and the book that made him want to be a writer.
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