Writers Pick the Best of the Decade


The authors and the books they picked:

Ian McEwan: Le Bal by Irène Némirovsky

Joanna Trollope: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Antonia Fraser: Berlin: The Downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor

Marina Lewycka: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Andrea Levy: English Passengers by Matthew Kneale

Terry Pratchett: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Rose Tremain: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Philip Pullman: The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh by Arnold Pomerans

Neel Mukherjee: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Nicky Haslam: A Strange Eden by Tony Duquette

Monty Don: Woodlands by Oliver Rackham

Lionel Shriver: As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann

Joshua Ferris: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Shirley Williams: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

John Boyne: The Road Home by Rose Tremain

Natasha Walter: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Roddy Doyle: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

Alastair Campbell: Saturday by Ian McEwan

Simon Kernick: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

David Nicholls: Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Joanne Harris: Perfumes: The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez

Simon Armitage: Return to the City of White Donkeys by James Tate

George Pelecanos: Northline by Willy Vlautin

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