The book I am currently reading
I’m juggling, as usual. Madame Zero, Sarah Hall’s recent collection of short stories, which I can’t praise highly enough; Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel, a gritty non-fiction account of the lives of US veterans; a proof of David Peace’s new novel, his best to date to my mind, Patient X, about Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa; and The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories.
The book that changed my life
Some books I read as a kid made me hungry to write – notably Ursula K Le Guin’s– and so gave me a future to day dream about.