We are saddened by the news of the death of David Bowie. It hard to even imagine his impact on music and as a cultural icon. Our thoughts are with his family and we will remember a man who wasn’t just a great musician, artist, actor and curator but also a man who read widely, deeply and wisely.

Below is his list of 75 must-reads; from McEwan to Viz it covers a wide cultural landscape, one of the many books that he helped shape his life.


Among his favorite books were the vintage gem Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, First Series, which also gave us Malcolm Cowley’s theory of the four stages of writing, William Faulkner on literature and life, and the entrepreneurial story of how the Paris Review reinvented the art of the interview.

David Bowie’s top 75 must-read books