I get all sorts of excited about authors like JM Coetzee, Raymond
Carver, DFW, JJ Sullivan, Italo Calvino, Wells Tower, and Nam Le.
Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Herman Melville too; I've got a
Moby-Dick tattoo. Susan Sontag, Eula Biss, Leslie Jamison.
I love The Little Prince, too.
In the Heat of the Night and Tampopo are probably my favorite
movies. Those and The Lion in Winter. Have you seen Tampopo? Can we
talk about Tampopo?
For music, Can and Animal Collective and Tom Waits and whatever's
in between. Real Estate, Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees. The Howlin' Wolf