Author Advent 10: Mark Piggott


“I’ve read a few good books this year, but the one that really stood out was Roberto Bolano’s 2666. Long, sprawling, difficult and bizarre – descriptions of Boris Yeltsin’s dreams, seemingly endless crime reports of murdered women and children, stories within stories within stories – I just can’t get the book out of my head. I keep getting visions of giants wandering through European forest, Mexican desert. Bolano’s death was a great loss to the literary world.”

Mark Piggott 
Fire Horses 


Each day until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka. And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.

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