Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
329 books
Against Nature (A Rebours)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
All the King’s Men
Robert Penn Warren
Annals of the Former World
John McPhee
Answered Prayers
Truman Capote
As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner
The Atrocity Exhibition
J. G. Ballard
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa
The Aviator (L’Aviateur)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Bartleby, the Scrivener
Herman Melville
A Beggar in Jerusalem
Elie Wiesel
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Alfred Döblin
The Book of Daniel
E. L. Doctorow
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Milan Kundera
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Díaz