Saturday, May 16, 2009

Zoë Heller

Zoë Heller is the author of Everything You Know, What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003, and The Believers. From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe for the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?

Middlemarch by George Eliot, which I read as a teenager. It filled me with excitement and ambition.

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What book do you wish you’d written?

A Legacy by Sybille Bedford.

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Can you remember the first novel you read?

John Updike’s Couples. I skim-read it for the dirty bits when I was nine.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue