Tuesday, December 22, 2009

José Saramago

José Saramago is the author of 18 novels, including Baltasar and Blimunda and Blindness. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998.

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

Which literary character most resembles you?

Señor José in my novel All the Names.

Who are your literary influences?

Everything I’ve read has influenced me in some way. Having said that, Kafka, Borges, Gogol, Montaigne, Cervantes are constant companions.

Who would you most like to sit next to at a dinner party?

Someone who wouldn’t make me talk too much.

If you could own any painting, what would it be?...[read on]
Blindness by José Saramago is one of Adam Langer's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue