Leading writers from Britain, America and Australia have been asked to list their top ten works of literature, and the results will be published in a book next month.More from Dalya Alberge in The Times.
The top-rated work was Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. His other great epic, War and Peace, came third. Two other Russians also made the top ten. Vladimir Nabokov’s infamous novel Lolita came fourth and the stories of Anton Chekov ninth.