The editors of The Norwegian Book Clubs asked the 100 authors to nominate ten books that, in their opinion, are the ten best and most central works in world literature.
The list of author attending the election included John Irving, Salman Rushdie, John le Carré, Nadine Gordimer, Milan Kundera, Christa Wolf, Carlos Fuentes, V.S. Naipaul, Paul Auster, A.S. Byatt, Ben Okri, Orhan Pamuk, Fay Weldon, Wole Soyinka, Bei Dao, Nawal El Saadawi, Yvonne Vera, Astrid Lindgren, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Norman Mailer and others
Among the 100 most voted we can find Jorge Luis Borges' Collected Fictions, Federico García Lorca's Gypsy Ballads, Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude
and Love in the Time of Cholera, João Guimarães Rosa's The Devil to Pay in the Backlands, Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet, Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo, José Saramago's Blindness and the most voted Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote.
Here's the full (unsorted) list:
- The Orchard
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