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Who is your favorite living writer?
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Mine is Gary Snyder. He first came into prominence as one of the "beats".
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  -Who is your favorite living writer? Mendocino  Nov-21-11 08:42 AM   #0 
  - Ursula LeGuin  LiberalEsto   Nov-21-11 08:43 AM   #1 
  - She's definitely one of mine. nt  LWolf   Nov-21-11 09:53 AM   #30 
  - A fine choice!  JackRiddler   Nov-21-11 10:39 AM   #44 
  - aye!  sibelian   Nov-22-11 03:51 PM   #128 
  - larry mcmurtry?  barbtries   Nov-21-11 08:45 AM   #2 
  - His son is talented as well - watch this...  unapatriciated   Nov-21-11 01:11 PM   #76 
  - I have many, but I would have to say that  liberalhistorian   Nov-21-11 08:45 AM   #3 
  - Love her too!  JustAnotherGen   Nov-21-11 08:51 AM   #4 
  - E. L. Doctorow is my favorite  JustAnotherGen   Nov-21-11 08:54 AM   #5 
  - that was my answer  Enrique   Nov-21-11 08:54 AM   #6 
  - Eco or Rushdie depending on mood. nt  dmallind   Nov-21-11 08:54 AM   #7 
  - Jeffery Eugenides  PassingFair   Nov-21-11 09:02 AM   #8 
  - Middlesex ---best ever  yankeepants   Nov-21-11 05:18 PM   #101 
  - Pynchon  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-21-11 09:03 AM   #9 
  - Terry Pratchett. Soon not to be among us, sadly.  Abin Sur   Nov-21-11 09:04 AM   #10 
  - Great minds surely do think alike.  catrose   Nov-21-11 09:06 AM   #14 
  - 3rd vote for Terry  LadyHawkAZ   Nov-21-11 09:54 AM   #31 
  - 4th vote for Terry.  Avalux   Nov-21-11 10:38 AM   #43 
  - First name that came to mind.  bengalherder   Nov-21-11 11:54 AM   #58 
  - Sixth vote for Terry Pratchett  truebrit71   Nov-21-11 01:13 PM   #78 
  - Don't give up hope  KamaAina   Nov-21-11 03:37 PM   #93 
  - Wrong place. n/t  femmocrat   Nov-21-11 07:59 PM   #111 
  - He's dying? OH NO!!!  Odin2005   Nov-21-11 11:20 PM   #117 
  - Terry Pratchett hands down.  frogmarch   Nov-22-11 01:49 PM   #126 
  - Terry Pratchett tho Ursula is awesome too  catrose   Nov-21-11 09:05 AM   #11 
  - Who is your favorite living writer?  vidalarosa   Nov-21-11 09:05 AM   #12 
  - George R. R. Martin  Efilroft Sul   Nov-21-11 09:06 AM   #13 
  - +1  Xithras   Nov-21-11 11:31 AM   #53 
  - Art Vandelay - also a 'beat writer'  Cirque du So-What   Nov-21-11 09:06 AM   #15 
  - But are we sure he's alive?  KamaAina   Nov-21-11 03:44 PM   #95 
  - Today, Martin Amis  Tsiyu   Nov-21-11 09:09 AM   #16 
  - No one single favorite.  SheilaT   Nov-21-11 09:10 AM   #17 
  - Terry Pratchett - he's so talented, he could make an obituary funny.  closeupready   Nov-21-11 09:17 AM   #18 
  - Wow -- I Guess Most of My Favorites are Dead  On the Road   Nov-21-11 09:18 AM   #19 
  - So is your user name a reference  Mendocino   Nov-21-11 05:16 PM   #100 
     - It's Partly a Reference to Kerouac,  On the Road   Nov-21-11 06:21 PM   #106 
        - I would then recommend,  Mendocino   Nov-21-11 06:29 PM   #108 
  - Carl Hiaasen  highplainsdem   Nov-21-11 09:22 AM   #20 
  - His fiction is hilarious but his writings on social and political issues are spot on  Brother Buzz   Nov-21-11 01:28 PM   #79 
  - I can not pick one, unfair...  Bluenorthwest   Nov-21-11 09:23 AM   #21 
  - James D. Doss  fadedrose   Nov-21-11 09:25 AM   #22 
  - Ray Bradbury  TuxedoKat   Nov-21-11 09:27 AM   #23 
  - Too hard to pick just one. Mark Salzman, Neil Gaiman, Karen Armstrong,  seaglass   Nov-21-11 09:29 AM   #24 
  - I'm glad someone mentioned Neil Gaiman.  murielm99   Nov-23-11 02:58 AM   #138 
  - Rohintan Mistry  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-21-11 09:30 AM   #25 
  - "A Fine Balance" has to be one of my favourite books.  applegrove   Nov-21-11 08:02 PM   #113 
  - Barbara Kingsolver  roody   Nov-21-11 09:32 AM   #26 
  - Me, too!  Habibi   Nov-21-11 10:27 AM   #41 
  - The Lacuna -- I didn't want it to end.  roody   Nov-21-11 10:36 AM   #42 
  - Me too. :)  MH1   Nov-21-11 11:44 AM   #57 
  - I haven't read her latest  EFerrari   Nov-21-11 02:07 PM   #84 
  - That book is amazing!  Odin2005   Nov-21-11 11:24 PM   #119 
     - That book is a living universe and it ran circle around Toni Morrison  EFerrari   Nov-22-11 03:33 PM   #127 
  - Barbara Kingsolver best ever. Favorite, Poison Tree Bible.  lumpy   Nov-22-11 01:44 PM   #125 
  - Ane Tyler...  MarianJack   Nov-21-11 09:45 AM   #27 
  - I love her books and her characters.  femmocrat   Nov-21-11 07:56 PM   #110 
  - Koontz and jame lee burke  larkrake   Nov-21-11 09:50 AM   #28 
  - Shatner...me luvs me some TekWar  AngryAmish   Nov-21-11 09:52 AM   #29 
  - Have you read "Get a Life"?  Shampoobra   Nov-23-11 02:27 AM   #137 
  - Harlan Ellison  RoccoR5955   Nov-21-11 10:00 AM   #32 
  - +1000  bengalherder   Nov-21-11 11:57 AM   #60 
  - I will add Gore Vidal to this awesome list. n/t  bengalherder   Nov-21-11 11:58 AM   #61 
  - I'm a huge fan.  Aristus   Nov-21-11 08:06 PM   #114 
  - I like Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Pat Conroy,  Zorra   Nov-21-11 10:04 AM   #33 
  - Margaret Atwood  The empressof all   Nov-21-11 10:05 AM   #34 
  - Mine too. nt  TBF   Nov-21-11 10:11 AM   #36 
  - Yep, since she surplanted Philip K. Dick she's mine too (The Robber Bride)  bobthedrummer   Nov-21-11 12:32 PM   #68 
  - Second. nt  xmas74   Nov-21-11 02:00 PM   #81 
  - Connie Willis  Owlet   Nov-21-11 10:08 AM   #35 
  - Patrick McManus  GoCubsGo   Nov-21-11 10:13 AM   #37 
  - Oh, yeah! His stories are utterly side-splitting ROFLMAO hilarious.  Zorra   Nov-21-11 10:46 AM   #48 
  - Clive Cussler  Bryn   Nov-21-11 10:14 AM   #38 
  - Cussler is a fun read  csziggy   Nov-22-11 09:48 PM   #134 
  - Matt Taibbi  Bigmack   Nov-21-11 10:15 AM   #39 
  - I kinda like the Rude Pundit.  Ron Green   Nov-21-11 10:18 AM   #40 
  - I kind of like Al Sarrantonio  aint_no_life_nowhere   Nov-21-11 10:39 AM   #45 
  - Pat Conroy  livetohike   Nov-21-11 10:43 AM   #46 
  - John Grisham.  ohheckyeah   Nov-21-11 10:44 AM   #47 
  - John Grisham is my favorite, too.  pacalo   Nov-21-11 05:29 PM   #104 
  - Dr. Rubin "H" Carter.  H2O Man   Nov-21-11 10:46 AM   #49 
  - Stephen King and Dean Koontz n/t  RebelOne   Nov-21-11 10:47 AM   #50 
  - Ditto these two! ^^  BoWanZi   Nov-21-11 12:37 PM   #71 
  - I'm glad someone else appreciates great authors. n/t  RebelOne   Nov-21-11 03:28 PM   #91 
  - Dean Koontz is way right wing  KamaAina   Nov-21-11 03:36 PM   #92 
  - I don't do favorites. I simply don't rank people or things in my life like that.  LWolf   Nov-21-11 11:13 AM   #51 
  - I was trying to be succinct.  Mendocino   Nov-21-11 02:07 PM   #85 
  - Me! (recently had my first novel published)  JFN1   Nov-21-11 11:20 AM   #52 
  - What's the title.....a plug wouldn't hurt.....nt  fadedrose   Nov-21-11 11:59 AM   #62 
     - I didn't know if it would be appropriate, but...  JFN1   Nov-21-11 11:47 PM   #122 
  - Jonathan Safran Foer  Luminous Animal   Nov-21-11 11:32 AM   #54 
  - Clive Barker, unfairly pigeonholed as a "horror" writer  TacoD   Nov-21-11 11:36 AM   #55 
  - Stephen King n/t  Owl   Nov-21-11 11:43 AM   #56 
  - no one has yet said Cormac McCarthy, so I will  fishwax   Nov-21-11 11:56 AM   #59 
  - +1  Orrex   Nov-21-11 11:43 PM   #121 
  - Harry Crews or John Rechy  Tom Ripley   Nov-21-11 12:03 PM   #63 
  - J.D. Sallinger...  WiffenPoof   Nov-21-11 12:05 PM   #64 
  - Died January 27, 2010.  closeupready   Nov-21-11 12:27 PM   #66 
     - Geeze...I'm so sorry.  WiffenPoof   Nov-21-11 02:05 PM   #82 
        - Certainly much-loved by many millions.  closeupready   Nov-21-11 02:08 PM   #86 
  - Claire Messud.  Jim__   Nov-21-11 12:18 PM   #65 
  - Barbara Kingsolver  loveandlight   Nov-21-11 12:29 PM   #67 
  - Sheri S. Tepper.  Arkansas Granny   Nov-21-11 12:34 PM   #69 
  - Kim Brittingham  soleft   Nov-21-11 12:36 PM   #70 
  - Cormac McCarthy  MilesColtrane   Nov-21-11 12:56 PM   #72 
  - Haruki Murakami, John Irving, Tom Robbins (no possible way to pick just one)  DisgustipatedinCA   Nov-21-11 12:59 PM   #73 
  - Damn, how could I have forgotten John Irving - one of my favs too. n/t  seaglass   Nov-21-11 02:32 PM   #88 
  - A great writer lives forever. n/t  formercia   Nov-21-11 01:00 PM   #74 
  - All Novelists: Sebastian Barry, John Burdette, John Le Carre  robdogbucky   Nov-21-11 01:08 PM   #75 
  - Tom Wolfe  lame54   Nov-21-11 01:12 PM   #77 
  - James Lee Burke, Carl Hiaasen, John Sandford, Lee Child ... to name a few  11 Bravo   Nov-21-11 01:44 PM   #80 
  - Lee Child went from someone I hated to like, to a pretty good writer.  jobycom   Nov-21-11 03:52 PM   #98 
  - I enjoy all of those... you should stop in the fiction group and share your recs  mvccd1000   Nov-21-11 10:25 PM   #115 
  - Dr. Maya Angelou  BrendaBrick   Nov-21-11 02:05 PM   #83 
  - Richard Dawkins, nt  and-justice-for-all   Nov-21-11 02:10 PM   #87 
  - Barry Holstun Lopez writes the most astonishing short stories.  chaska   Nov-21-11 02:51 PM   #89 
  - I've only read  Mendocino   Nov-21-11 06:35 PM   #109 
  - Ken Bruen  Rambis   Nov-21-11 03:00 PM   #90 
  - Lois-Ann Yamanaka  KamaAina   Nov-21-11 03:40 PM   #94 
  - Gene Wolfe.  jobycom   Nov-21-11 03:49 PM   #96 
  - +1  Ohio Joe   Nov-21-11 04:11 PM   #99 
  - I'll have to look for his books!  Odin2005   Nov-21-11 11:33 PM   #120 
  - Genrally,  some guy   Nov-21-11 03:49 PM   #97 
  - Annie Proulx  yankeepants   Nov-21-11 05:19 PM   #102 
  - Elmore Leonard, for pure entertainment.  trof   Nov-21-11 05:26 PM   #103 
  - Kim Stanley Robinson  pokerfan   Nov-21-11 06:11 PM   #105 
  - Joyce Carol Oates  kalli007   Nov-21-11 06:28 PM   #107 
  - Ken Follett's historical novels.  femmocrat   Nov-21-11 08:01 PM   #112 
  - Barbara Kingsolver. Colleen McCullough is great, too.  Odin2005   Nov-21-11 11:18 PM   #116 
  - Steve Almond.  Chan790   Nov-21-11 11:21 PM   #118 
  - Sharon Kay Penman's historical novels kick butt. She's my favorite historical novel writer.  raccoon   Nov-22-11 08:42 AM   #123 
  - James Lee Burke and Carl Hiaasen are my favorite authors  annonymous   Nov-22-11 08:59 AM   #124 
  - David McCullough.  Faygo Kid   Nov-22-11 05:16 PM   #129 
  - I met Gary Snyder at a poetry reading he gave at our U (my poetry prof went to UC Davis for his MFA)  MiddleFingerMom   Nov-22-11 05:22 PM   #130 
  - Harlan Coben, Val McDermid, Ian Rankin  ceile   Nov-22-11 05:46 PM   #131 
  - Even though he's a winger, W.E.B. Griffin  OmahaBlueDog   Nov-22-11 09:26 PM   #132 
  - Sharyn McCrumb, Elizabeth Moon, Elizabeth Peters, Margaret Maron  csziggy   Nov-22-11 09:46 PM   #133 
  - Tom Wolfe.  Kat45   Nov-23-11 12:43 AM   #135 
  - Tim O'Brien  ellisonz   Nov-23-11 01:32 AM   #136 
  - J.K Rowling  ForeverFlashy   Nov-25-11 11:07 PM   #139 
  - Lionel Shriver  clyrc   Nov-25-11 11:13 PM   #140 
  - Ian McEwan  Bryan   Nov-26-11 08:44 PM   #141 
 

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