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To learn more about the writer. The name of the writer is linked to to the writer's website, full biography or, occasionally, the best article I could locate online.

In the event I have more than one great option, I usually decide not to choose between them. After all, it's all about the words.

Here's looking at you, PJ

Posted by PJBraley on August 31, 2016


Kenneth Oppel, Canadian writer.

Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier, French writer and poet.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer and poet.

Janet Frame (aka Nene Janet Paterson Clutha ONZ CBE), award-winning New Zealand writer.

William Least Heat-Moon (aka William Lewis Trogdon), American writer.

Julio (Jules Florencio) Cortázar, Argentine writer.

Martin Amis, prize-winning English writer.

Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, DBE, aka A. S. Byatt, English writer and poet. Recipient of the Man Booker Prize 2009.

William Ernest Henley, English writer and poet.

Ray Bradbury, award-winning American writer. 

Robert Stone, American writer. Recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction (1975).

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian author and poet. Recipient of the 1959 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Veronica Roth, American writer and recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. 

Denis Leary, American writer.

Herta Müller, award-winning German writer and poet. Recipient of the 2009 Novel Prize in Literature.

Jennifer Donnelly, American writer.

Sir Walter Scott, Scottish writer, playwright, and poet.

Letitia Elizabeth (L. E.) Landon, English writer and poet.

Sharon Kay Penman, American writer.

Donald Justice, American poet.

Alex Haley, American writer.

Jorge Leal Amado de Faria, Brazilian writer.

Ian Scott Anderson, MBE, Scottish-born musician, singer, songwriter.

Barry Unsworth,  FRSL, award-winning English writer.

P. L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers, OBE, Australian-born British writer.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American writer, recipient of Newbery Award 1956.

Betsy Cromer Byars, American writer. Recipient of the Newbery Medal (1971).

Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor, award-winning American writer.

Conor McPherson, award-winning Irish playwright.

David Baldacci, American writer and screenwriter.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet.

Sloane Crosley, American writer.

Isabel Allende, award-winning Chilean-American writer.

Herman Melville, American writer and poet.