Daisy Johnson: ‘When I’m stressed out, I read The Shining’

The Man Booker prize longlisted author on feeling let down by David Foster Wallace, laughing at Ottessa Moshfegh – and the allure of horror fiction

The book I am currently reading
I’ve just finished the haunting How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus, and I’m about to dive into The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner.

The book that changed my life
I read Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Høeg at that age when books can feel so momentous. Until about four years ago, every time I saw it in a charity shop I would buy it.

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