Absorbing useless information in an idle moment, I discover that Stephenie Meyer was inspired by the excellent and musically very interesting Muse while writing her Twilight books, and fittingly then, it was Muse's *great Neutron Star Collision which was the lead single for Eclipse the third film in the Twilight series.
That set me wondering about what, if anything, writers listen to when they write, and what other music might have given rise to or at least fed the creative ferment for which books. According to this article, Colette described Bach as "that heavenly sewing machine", but did he provide the soundtrack for Chéri or Claudine, say? Alexander McCall Smith finds that music "assists the process of writing" and favours Mozart (see more here).
I'd love to know more about this and be able to plot some 'music-author-book' triangles, so if you happen to have any information on the subject, please do leave a comment.