Flashlight Worthy: 10 Novels on Art, Artists and Art World Shenanigans

Art_list_flwI’m wearing my artist’s hat this morning and I’m chuffed that Flashlight Worthy Books has published my list of recommended art-related novels: Novels on Art, Artists and Art World Shenanigans.

FLW operates from the US and brings together ‘Handpicked Book Recommendations on Hundreds of Topics.’

Here’s the full list, not exhaustive, but it covers a broad range from historically based novels to others with a contemporary setting. This list first appeared on The Huffington Post.

Look at the FLW website for my reviews of the books.

In no particular order as that would tax my brain too much:
Headlong by Michael Frayn (1999)
Men in Space by Tom McCarthy (2007)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927)
Point Omega by Don DeLillo (2010)
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (2004)
Glover’s Mistake by Nick Laird (2009)
Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier (1999)
Life – A User’s Manual by Georges Perec (1978), translated (1987) by David Bellos
Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey (2006)
By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham (2010)

STOP PRESS: Donna Tartt is publishing her first book in 11 years and it has an art-underworld theme. Brilliant. It’s titled The Goldfinch and it will be out in October. Far too long to wait.

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