Nostromo

A sweeping masterpiece considered by many to be Conrad’s greatest novel. More

Moby-Dick

Often called the greatest American novel of all time. More

Tracy Chevalier

I read because I want to know what it’s like to look at the world through someone else’s eyes, and reading is a remarkably efficient and vigorous way of doing that. More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

Hilary Mantel

I read out of hope and avid curiosity, and in an attempt to live in other times, and inhabit bodies that are not my own. More

Michael Chabon

The first writer that I really fell in love with was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in particular his Sherlock Holmes stories, and the first story that I ever wrote was a Sherlock Holmes story. More

The Odyssey of Homer

Hailed as “the best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet” (New York Times Book Review). More

Wolf Hall

Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. More