If you could have dinner with 5 authors which ones would you choose and why?
Gosh, this is a bit of an old topic and while I doubt that anyone cares, the five authors popped into my head so rapidly that I feel I just have to share them.
1. J.K. Rowling, before reading her famous series, Harry Potter, I was a struggling reader. Her works have really changed me for the better.
2. Anthony Burgess, The Clockwork Orange opened my eyes to what a person can do with language, albeit language unique to a single publication.
3. Jane Austen, I'm currently reading more of the classics due to her works. After hearing about her from my aunt I've just fallen in love what I believe to be rather trashy plot lines, but remarkable language and life.
4. William Shakespeare, as an aspiring writer I'd love to know where he got his ideas. Just a mere discussion with him would be beyond imaginable.
Jan 19, 2009 9:11 pm
5. Joyce Carol Oates, although I've never read any of her works I happen to know that her name is synonymous with productivity, and if my bills need to be paid by writing books, I mind as well meet someone who may be able to help me.
Jan 19, 2009 9:11 pm
I don't think I would want to eat dinner with a famous author. I'm very self-conscious. What if I said something improper or not grammatical? Or what if I got some food stuck in between my teeth?
It would be much more pleasant to correspond with an author through the mail.
Anyway, I would pick....1) Rudyard Kipling, 2) the Apostle Peter, 3) Sir Thomas Malory, 4) H.A. Rey, 5) C. S. Lewis. Maybe I should have put C. S. Lewis up at the top of my list. :)
Jan 20, 2009 11:02 am
Uh-oh--this old post is stealing my Question of the Week thunder. I had planned to ask it in the future, but instead I've co-opted it as this week's question! Please answer in that thread. Thanks!
Jan 20, 2009 12:46 pm
by MaggieH (admin)
The apostle John. (Or Matthew, Mark, or Luke. I'd invite all four of them together if I could.)
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Jun 16, 2009 10:33 pm
Kuzuo Ishiguro for the genius and beauty of his prose
Khaled Hosseini for the beauty of his stories
Steve Martin for the beauty of his emotion and the perfection of his stories
Alfred Lord Tennyson - I want to know how he DOES that!
Yann Martel for his incredible vision
Jun 18, 2009 7:08 pm