Elvis Costello Shares the Books That are Most Important to Him

Famous singer/songwriter Elvis Costello has a way with words. His songs are often darkly funny and filled with stories. Not only is he a magician with words when it comes to songwriting, but Costello recently added author to his list of achievements, proving once again just how much of a wordsmith he truly is. Unsurprisingly, he’s also a reader at heart and told New York Public Library some of his favorite literary cautionary tales.

The Pat Hobby StoriesF. Scott Fitzgerald (Benediction Classics, 2011)

Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall, Spike Milligan (Viking Books, 2012)

My Last Sigh, Luis Buñuel (Vintage Books, 2013)

For the full post on Costello’s favorite books, visit NYPL.org.