TONI MORRISON: Books for Fiction Writers

“Beginning fiction writers ought to find the following 13 books helpful in a number of ways.”

Flannery O’Connor
THE COMPLETE STORIES

William Faulkner
THE SOUND AND THE FURY

Jean Toomer
CANE

Italo Svevo
THE CONFESSIONS OF ZENO

George Meredith
THE EGOIST

Eudora Welty
ONE WRITER’S BEGINNINGS

Marilynne Robinson
HOUSEKEEPING

Louise Erdrich
LOVE MEDICINE

Franz Kafka
THE METAMORPHOSIS

Toni Cade Bambara
THE SEA BIRDS ARE STILL ALIVE

James Dickey
DELIVERANCE

Marguerite Duras
THE VICE-CONSUL

James Wilcox
MODERN BAPTISTS

from – The Reader’s Catalog: An Annotated Selection of More Than 40,000 of the Best Books in Print in 208 Categories (Reader’s Catalogue)