Katy Tur’s Favorite Books: “I’m on a le Carré kick”

From a New York Times By the Book interview headlined “Swapping Books Brings Katy Tur Closer to Her Mother”:

John le Carré’s “A Perfect Spy” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”; Zadie Smith’s “Grand Union”; Eve Babitz’s “Sex and Rage”; “A Short History of London,” by Simon Jenkins, “Discovering the News,” by Michael Schudson, and (for reasons I can’t quickly explain) “Stop Reading the News: A Manifesto for a Happier, Calmer and Wiser Life,” by Rolf Dobelli. I also have a copy of “Hotel Scarface,” a book by my friend Roben Farzad about an old drug dealer’s hangout in Miami that was, by coincidence, a hangout of my old retired drug dealer of a father-in-law.