We Didn’t Ask, But Laszlo Krasznahorkai Recommended 8 Books Anyway
From Ákos Győrffy to Miklós Mészöly (and Pynchon, too)
We asked beloved Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai (well, via his American publisher, New Directions) what his favorite short story collection was, for this feature. Nobody expected him to respond. Not us. Not his publisher.
But he did! He recommended the following books, which is totally not what we asked!
Andzrej Stasiuk, On the Road to Babadag (Poland)
Péter Hajnóczy, The Heater (Hungary)
Sándor Tar, The Train Nr.6714 (Hungary)
Ákos Győrffy, Notebook on the Hill (Hungary)
Miklós Mészöly, Rise of Colonel Sutting (Hungary)
Matei Calinescu, Life and Work of Zacharias Lichter (Rumania)
Milos Crnjanski, Carnojevic’s Diary (Serbia)
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (USA)