Augustus Rose, author of The Readymade Thief, took a few minutes to sit down with us and talk about our favorite subject: books to add to our personal reading lists. Suspenseful, sinister and featuring a badass heroine on the run, The Readymade Thief is Rose’s debut novel, but not his first foray into successful writing—his screenplay Far From Cool was a finalist in the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships. Rose teaches fiction writing at the University of Chicago, where the California-born author now lives his wife and their son.
Read it Forward couldn’t wait to find out what books he’s loved lately, so we asked and he was happy to share! Watch the video below to hear his recommendations for thrilling, suspenseful, and surprising reads that you’ll want to add to your TBR pile.