Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top Ten Twenty-Seven Authors I'd Love to Meet

Here's a rather long list of authors I'd love to meet,
in no particular order:

Robert Pirsig

Mark Twain

Dr. Seuss

E. B. White

William Carlos Williams

Michael Dirda

Nancy Pearl

William Steig

Herman Hesse

Haruki Murakami

Anne Lamott

Terry Pratchett

Bill Bryson

Ray Bradbury

Billy Collins

Tracy Kidder

Truman Capote

Esme Raji Codell

Madeline L'Engle

Shel Silverstein

Roald Dahl

C. S. Lewis

Chris Van Allsburg

Bill Martin, Jr.

Cynthia Rylant

J. R. R. Tolkien

Mark Salzman

What authors would you love to meet?


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  1. A lot of authors you mentioned are unknown for me, I'll have some google'ing to do! And I wonder why you would like to meet Herman Hesse? Me, I would love to talk with Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne ^^

  2. We've got a few in common! Great list. Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/07/top-ten-tuesday-authors-id-die-to-meet.html

  3. Oh no fair, you went WAY MORE than 10. I went to 11 and I thought I was daring. Ha!

    E.B. White would be on my expanded list for sure.
    And C.S. Lewis and Anne Lamott. And possibly Tolkien.

    Lots of great authors to think about, that's for sure.

  4. So many interesting people there Debbie. It'd be a fabulous evening with them.

  5. Rebel! Interestig Murakami article- http://www.berfrois.com/2011/03/rebecca-suter-on-murakami/

  6. I'd love to meet a lot of the authors you put on your list, too, especially Dr. Seuss. I think he would've been so cool to know in real life.

  7. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I've never heard of most of the authors you list, but they must be good if you listed them! I didn't even THINK about Dr. Seuss or C.s. Lewis! Good choices!

  8. Way to be honest! I had a hard time keeping it down to ten. Dr. Suess - how could I have missed him?!

  9. Now, do you not think that meeting C.S. Lewis and Anne Lamott together for a nice afternoon tea would be some very good conversation?

  10. Ooh, great list! It really is hard to keep to ten. :) I probably should've had Tolkien on my list, too.

  11. It is a wonderful list! I loved seeing poets here. I too got poets on mine. No surprise there!

    9/10 in my list are dead poets/authors!

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  12. Very well rounded list! I had trouble keeping it to just 10, there's so many other authors I'd really love to meet

  13. So good. I like to imagine myself at a party with all of them there. I have Capote on my list and I would love to meet Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens, either or both:)).

    Come visit me at The Scarlet Letter.

  14. Lol. You couldn't choose! :)

  15. Shel Silverstein and Mark Twain would be awesome. I bet Twain would keep the party very lively!

  16. Having read Frankenstein for the first time last year, and loved it, I would be interested to meet Mary Shelley.


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