My favourite are in French. I'll read anything from Romain Gary
. Many of his books have been translated in English and other languages. One of his novel became a famous Hollywood movie: Roots of Heaven
My favourite Gary's novel are "La vie devant soi" and "Le Roi Salomon".
Gerald Méssadié is also one of my favourite. He wrote many controversial novels on famous religious people, such as Moses and Jesus. Especially "The man who became God", the story of Jesus. I just finished one of his novel on the life of St-Paul, which taught me a lot about the early beginnings of Christianity.
In English, Philip Roth (Portnoy Complaint) and Michael Moore stand out as my favourites.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.