James Franco's 6 Favorite Books

Actor, artist, and now writer James Franco shares his 6 favorite books, from Faulkner to Bukowski. His debut short story collection, Palo Alto, is out now.

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James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, and 127 Hours. On television, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. Franco has also written, directed, and starred in several short plays, two of which he adapted into feature-length films. Franco has presented his visual art at the Clocktower Gallery in New York, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, and McSweeney’s. He has an MFA from Brooklyn College and has studied in the creative writing MFA program at Columbia and the film MFA program at New York University.