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Pico Iyer

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Pico Iyer (born Oxford, England) is a British-born essayist and novelist of Indian descent.
Pico Iyer recommends
The Year of the Hare (1995)
Arto Paasilinna
"I love The Year of the Hare. . . Which of us wouldn't secretly want to live in a novel as fresh and as full of events as this one?"
The Red Highway (2009)
Nicolas Rothwell
"A masterful and unforgettable book."
The Buried Giant (2012)
Kazuo Ishiguro
"Completely astonishing. I can't think of another writer who keeps finding such new and radically unexpected ways of exploring—and deepening—his lifelong concerns. Which is a way of saying that I can't think of another writer who's so unswervingly serious, as well as impeccable, stripping away every distraction to get to the core of things, as a Beckett might, and attaining in the end an almost unbearable intensity of emotional directness."

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