The first four of my new-to-me authors got me to try things I would rarely read or that might have put me off at antohter time.
- Anna Burns–I loved her creative way of naming her characters.
- Susanna Clarke–got me to read a sort-of fantasy novel.
- Matt Haig–got me to read another sort-of fantasy novel, albeit about a library.
- Edwindge Danticat–got me to enjoy short stories.
The other authors wrote the type stories I normally enjoy, though Denis Johnsson’s book was darker than I normally read. I realize when it comes to fiction I tend to stick to female authors. It was good to read more male fiction writers this year–as you can see several in this list are men. I value their perspectives.
- Lucy Foley
- E.M. Forester
- Denis Johnson
- Antoine Laurain
- Judy Leigh
- Colm Toibin
I went with authors who have already published a second or subsequent book.