my inspiration

Albert Camus

The Stranger

The Plague

Richard Dawkins

The Ancestor’s tale

The Selfish Gene 

The God delusion

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Notes from the underground and The Double

Crime and Punishment

William Faulkner

Absalom, Absalom!

As I Lay Dying

Big Woods

Herman Hesse




Franz Kafka


The Trial

The Castle

Cormac McCarthy

The Road

No Country for Old Men

All the Pretty Horses

Blood Meridian

Ian McEwan



David Mitchell


Cloud Atlas 

The Thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Black swan green

The Bone clocks

Slade House

Number 9 dream

Desmond Morris

The Naked ape

The Naked Woman

The Human Zoo


Norwegian wood

The Wild Sheep Chase

Kafka on the shore

George Orwell


Animal farm

Coming up for Air

Burmese Days 

A Clergyman’s daughter 

Shooting an Elephant

Keep the Aspidistra flying

Down and out in Paris and London

The road to wigan pier

Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Jean Paul Sartre


Modern Times

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men

Travels with Charley

Anne Tyler

Breathing Lessons

The Accidental Tourist


Life after Life (Kate Atkinson)

Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)

Arthur & George (Julian Barnes)

The Romanian (Bruce Benderson)

Freaks of nature (Mark Samuel Blumberg)

A Short History of nearly everything (Bill Bryson)

The Making of the Fittest (Sean B Carroll)

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)

Becoming Strangers (Louise Dean)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)

Mutants (Gordon R. Dickson)

The Big Necessity (Rose George)

The Undercover Economist (Tim Harford)

The End of Faith (Sam Harris)

Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)

A Brave new world (Aldous Huxley)

Mind wide open (Steven Johnson)

The Festival of Insignificance (Milan Kundera)

The Long Story (Andrea Levy)

Voyage to Venus (C S Lewis)

Becoming Strangers (Louise Dean)

The Prince (Nikolai Machiavelli)

Kringe in ‘n bos (Dalene Matthee)

The Drunkard’s walk (Leonard Mlodinow)

Beloved (Toni Morrison)

Lolita (Vladmir Nabokov)

A Portrait of Turkish family (Ifran Orga)

Stuffed and Starved (Raj Patel)

Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)

American Pastoral (Philip Roth)

The Tunnel (Ernesto Sábato)

Frankenstein (Marry Shelley)

Autumn (Ali Smith)

Adam’s curse (Bryan Sykes)

Alice Adams (Booth Tarkington)

The Blackwater Lightship (Colm Tóibín)

Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)

Snowball Earth (Gabrielle Walker)

All the King’s Men (Robert Penn Warren)

The World Without us (Alan Weisman)

The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)

Stoner (John Williams)



Call Me by Your Name (André Aciman)


My most beloved works of fiction

As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)

The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)

Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)

The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)

Lolita (Vladmir Nabokov)

Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)