Jerry Stahl’s Favorite Books

One of our favorite authors, Jerry Stahl, recently provided us with a comprehensive list of his favorite books, which you can find below.  Stahl is the author of nine books, including best-sellers Permanent Midnight: A Memoir and I, Fatty: A Novel, along with editing the anthology, “The Heroin Chronicles.” His journalism has appeared in Esquire, Village …

Tony O’Neill’s Favorite Books

One of our favorite authors, Tony O'Neill, recently provided us with a list of his favorite books, which you can find below.  Prior to publication of his autobiographical debut novel, Digging the Vein, O'Neill was a professional musician, playing in several notable bands including Kenickie and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.  O'Neill's novels recount his harrowing …

Philip Roth’s Favorite Books

The favorite books of renowned American novelist, Philip Roth, are examined below (courtesy of Forward). Roth has been awarded numerous prestigious awards from the literary establishment over the course of his career, including the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral: American Trilogy (1) (Vintage International), the National Book Award For Fiction for Goodbye, Columbus : And …

George Pelecanos – Favorite Books

The favorite books of the talented and grossly underrated author, George Pelecanos, are detailed below (courtesy of TopTenBooks).  Along with Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, and David Simon (authors examined in prior posts), Pelecanos authored numerous episodes of HBO's cult-classic, The Wire, and, most recently, The Deuce, which examines the 1970's porn industry in New York City.  Click on …

Elmore Leonard’s Favorite Books

Elmore Leonard was a prolific author, best known for his western and crime fiction - many of his novels were subsequently adapted into films, including Jackie Brown (Tarantino), Out of Sight & Get Shorty. Many contemporary authors, including Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos, credit Leonard's dialogue-driven prose and gritty depictions of the criminal underworld (at the center of …