“It’s not only a book I love, it’s also a book I hate.” Karen Köhler, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
“I never read a book that made me so physically interested; my body was somewhat shivering when I read it.” Samuel Bjørk, 46, writer, Norway.
“The reader is really disturbed in the end and he loses the feeling of what is right and what is wrong.” Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (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).
“Jane Eyre fired my child’s imagination at twelve and it has been an abiding source of literary and personal inspiration to this day.” Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.
“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.
“The great thing about A John Banville novel is that every sentence in it is always filled with original ideas, interesting images and not a word in there will ever be out of place.” John Boyne, 44, writer, Dublin.
“Answering the question why I love this book is, when it’s with reference to a book I’ve written, is extremely hard.” Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.
“Why I love this book: it says something that I really, really want to say.” DBC Pierre, 53, writer, London.
“And that past opens up a Columbian history of drugs and violence, and of people struggling to live normal lives and to still find a little corner of happiness.” Philipp Blom, 44, writer, Vienna.
“I chose the book, because I love Latin America and I wanted to read a big love story based there.” Santa Montefiore, 44, author, Londen.