“It has a very unusual narrator, it’s very compelling, and I admire it very much.” Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (USA).
“Sometimes I’m overjoyed with it and think it is a great piece of literature, sometimes I think I failed completely, depends on the day.” Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (USA).
“It is about how little things, decisions and mistakes can influence your whole life. It’s amazing how she tells that story.” Kristine Bilkau, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“I started thinking about this book around 2009, after the Lehmann Brothers crisis happened. I wanted to write about how big economic changes can impact personal life.” Kristine Bilkau, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“I better love it, because I worked on it for ten years. If I didn’t love it, I would be in big trouble.” Nathan Hill, 40, writer, Naples, FL (USA).
“It’s about religion, it’s about aesthetics, it’s about love and it’s about tragedy.” L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
“It answers a really serious literary question: why should sociopaths have to be badly dressed? Sex, murder, shoes, it’s got the lot.” L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
“It’s not only a book I love, it’s also a book I hate.” Karen Köhler, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“I really put all the love and all the effort in it that I could at that time.” Karin Köhler, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“It was supposed to be a non-fiction book, but it turned out to be a piece of literature.” Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
“I think that in the process of writing a novel, you tend to fall in and out of love with your work a lot.” Owen Sheers, 41, schrijver, dichter, Talgarth (Wales).
“The book that I love more than any other in the last year, maybe in the last five or ten years, is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.” Alexandra Heminsley, 38, author, Hove, UK.