I almost read a lot more, but it’s the highest monthly total this year (and some long-ish books in it too).
Quite a few notable (but less noted) writers this month:
- Régis Jauffret is a French writer, who didn’t have an English Wikipedia page last time I looked, but does now (it’s highly informative). His French page isn’t that much more detailed. None of his books has been translated into English (to my knowledge); and I wouldn’t hold out much hope of this changing. Quite avant-garde, but also quite easy to read in French.
- Olive Moore is perhaps what we should call a Virginia Woolf clone – same time, same style – and well worth reading.
- Wyndham Lewis – Vorticist, painter, hater of artistic groupings. No, he’s not so obscure, but I just thought I mention, if you click here, you can read his marvellous and crazy pamphlet Blast. (I read it once in my university library, in a much better preserved edition than this).
- Álvaro Mutis is a Colombian poet, friend of García Márquez, and writer of the character-travelling-along-a-river genre of story (his was the original idea for The General in his Labyrinth, which he donated to García Márquez).
- Ricardo Güiraldes is a much-respected Argentinian writer of the early c20th, whom no one’s really heard of in the English-speaking world.
- Larry Niven is an interesting American SF-writer.