Jim Crace: ‘I’ve never had much luck with Proust, Tolkien or Trollope’

The author of Harvest on why Kerouac is overrated, the importance of Dr Seuss, and why he will never be parted with his 1955 edition of Roget’s Thesaurus

The book I am currently reading

I’m a Rathbones Folio prize judge at the moment and so am shouldering my way through 80 volumes, mostly with great pleasure but sometimes just out of puritanical duty. The last book I read voluntarily, so to speak, was Andrea Mays’ The Millionaire and the Bard, which, despite its seemingly narrow focus (collecting Shakespeare’s folios), was exciting, poignant and enriching.

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