One of his own favorite authors is the Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård, who was recommended by a friend. Knausgård has written 6 biographical novels about his life. He said the author's life isn't really that interesting, but what makes the books good is the poetic language. He also said that Knausgård is controversial in Norway because he writes about his friends and family and doesn't change names.
Les Particules élémentaires) in Paris last summer, also sitting on a wooden bench with a great view. Here's the link.