Shakespeare, Poe, Dickens, Wordsworth, Emerson.
Anna Quindlen, Stephen King, John Steinbeck
1. Michael Wilmington
2. Roger Ebert
3. Elizabeth Weitzman
Nikki Giovanni, Pearl Cleage, Andrea Hairston, Octavia Butler, Barbara Smith
Barbara Hand Clow,Greg Bradden,Mantak Chia,Drunvalo Melchisadek,David Icke,
Zecharia Setchum,Eric Pearl,Dick Sutphen,Ram Dass.
George Konrad, Marcel Proust, Marquerite Yourcenar (!)
Andrew McCall Smith
others not famous enough and too numerous
LOL You might have all ready guessed James Patterson is my favorite! I also love the older writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Paul Theroux, and Gabriel Marquez. One of my favorite books, One Hundred White Women is by Jim Fergus. I guess I have eclectic taste when it comes to reading.
What a question!! Well, the names are already flooding in to my head, so I'll write fast, but this will only be the tip of the iceberg of course - so MANY wonderful writers out there, and I'm so grateful to them all: JM Coetzee, JK Rowling, Shakespeare, Dickens, CS Lewis, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, Annie E Proulx, Doris Lessing, Josephine Hart, Michel Faber, Marian Keyes, Charles Mungoshi, Nadine Gordimer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, DH Lawrence, Flann O'Brien, Nick Hornby, Isabelle Allende, Zadie Smith, John Updike, Margaret Atwood....look, you're not going to read any more, so I'll stop now...I could type for hours though....
Edward Bellamy, Thomas Wolfe (of Look Homeward Angel), Alan Harrington (of The Immortalist), Ernest Becker, Charles Dickens
I admire J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe.
Sarah Monette knows how to use words, which alone makes her something of a god in my pantheon of favorite writers; she is also a brilliant world-builder. Oscar Wilde's wit and sense of irony ensure that "The Picture of Dorian Gray" will always be my favorite novel. For more brilliant world-building, I cannot recommend George Orwell highly enough. And for a good chill and facinating atmosphere, it's tough to beat M. R. James.
I love Anne Rice! So sensual, beautiful and captivating. I love the richness of her stories!
The child in me who loves magic, adores J.K. Rowling! She holds my attention with ease!
Eric Butterworth is music to my heart!
C.S. Lewis, Ted Dekker...there are many.