L.A. Berry’s Favoured Authors

L. A. Berry’s favourite books contain writing that inspires and influences her own work.


We need to talk about Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

When this novel first came into the bookshops, she read it without any preparation or warning. It still ranks as one of her number one reads. “The characters are superbly crafted against a pacey plot. The ending is the one of the best I have read.”



Victoria Hislop


The Island by Victoria Hislop





Tatiana de Rosney - Sarah's Key


Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay




Patric Gale - A place called winter

A Place Called Winter by Patric Gale

Shortlisted nomination for the Costa Novel Award 2015.





Daughter of the house - Rosie Thomas


Daughter of the House by Rosie Thomas




Room - Emma Donoghue


Room by Emma Donaghue

Clever writing is the word that springs to mind when she read Room.




The shadow of the wind


Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon