Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink was born in Germany. He is the author of the internationally best-selling novel The Reader, which was an Oprah's Book Club selection.

From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe at the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?
The first of several books that changed my life was Stendhal’s The Red and the Black.

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Who are your literary influences?

I particularly like Gottfried Keller, Theodor Fontane, Raymond Chandler and James M Cain.

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What book do you wish you’d written?

Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue