Welcome to the Book Marks Questionnaire, where we ask authors questions about the books that have shaped them.
This week, we spoke to spoke to The Pisces author Melissa Broder.
Book Marks: A book that blew your mind?
Melissa Broder: Blue Eyes, Black Hair by Marguerite Duras
BM: Last book you read?
MB: Lie With Me by Philippe Besson
BM: A book that made you cry?
MB: Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
BM: What book from the past year would you like to give a shout-out to?
MB: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor (this was 2017, but I’m slow and wary of both the cult of newness and linear time, so always a bit behind, and also, who cares, I love this book)
BM: A book that actually made you laugh out loud?
BM: Favorite book to give as a gift?
BM: Favorite book no one has heard of?
MB: Turkish Delight by Jan Wolkers
BM: Favorite children’s book?
MB: The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
BM: Book you wish would be adapted for a film/tv show?
MB: Also The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
Melissa Broder is the author of the novel The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today, and four books of poems including Last Sext. Her next novel, Milk Fed, will be out from Scribner in 2021.
Melissa Broder’s The Pisces is out now in paperback from Hogarth