Speaking to Aaron Hicklin as part of One Grand’s series atures where famous names are asked what literature inspires them, Brownstein shed light on some of her most loved works that include Philip Larkin, Simon Winchester and Truman Capote:

James Baldwin - The Devil Finds Work
Philip Larkin - Collected Poems
Lorrie Moore - Birds of America
Virginia Woolf - The Waves
Simon Winchester - The Professor and the Madman
Joan Didion - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Justin Torres - We The Animals
Carson McCullers - Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Truman Capote - Other Voices, Other Rooms
Maggie Nelson - The Argonauts

The reasonings behind her ten picks can be found in The New York Times’ T-Magazine.

Brownstein’s memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl will be released October 2015 via Penguin Books’ website.