Hot Chair Interview with Ana Atanaskovic

In preparation for YU Biblioteka Book Club this coming Thursday at 3 pm EST,  we asked the author Ana Atanaskovic some tough questions.  We were curious about what book kept Ana awake at night, is there a book she bought just because of the cover, and what books she hid from her parents….

1. Handsell readers your book in 25 words or less:

Emotions of a woman who loved one of the greatest scientists, Nikola Tesla, and who was faced with his decision never to fall in love.

2. On your nightstand now:

The Real Diana – Lady Colin Campbell

3. Favorite book when you were a child:

The Three Musketeers – Alexander Dumas

4. Your top five authors:

Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Saramago, Virginia Woolf

5. Book you’ve faked reading:

War and Peace – Tolstoy

6. Book you’re a big advocate for:

Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne

7. Book you’ve bought for the cover

The Duchess – Amanda Foreman

8. Book you hid from your parents:

Post Office – Bukowsky

9. Book that changed your life:

Tom Jones – Henry Fielding

10. Favorite line from a book:

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself – Aldous Huxley from Point Counter Point

11. Five books you’ll never part with:

The New Testament, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding, Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky, Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Hedgehog’s House by Branko Copic

12. Book you most want to read again for the first time:

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding

13. Book you wish you had written:

The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco