Elizabeth Kostova's Favorite Books
Bestselling author of The Historian shares with The Daily Beast her four essential books always at her elbow. Her new novel, The Swan Thieves, is out now.
I am, I'll admit it, a Very Old-Fashioned Reader, and although I read many contemporary novels (currently Elizabeth Strout, Kazuo Ishiguro, and others), I turn again and again to four tomes that have informed much of my own work and thought.
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Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian. She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress.