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Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Over the last two days, Salon’s Laura Miller has revealed her list of the most memorable fiction and nonfiction books of the year. (Her picks included Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom,” Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and Emma Donoghue’s “Room.”) But everybody has their own opinion, especially people who write for a living. That’s why we turned to 18 of our favorite writers — from McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers to “Unbroken” author Laura Hillenbrand and literary bad-boy Tao Lin — to find out their favorites.
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Katherine Don is a freelance writer in New York.More Katherine Don.