Who are your favorite English-speaking writers?

calling all stations   Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:25 pm GMT
>>>Oh really, 'cause the Brits are the ones who speak as if they had a big lump in their anus.<<<

I never mentioned the English, the Scottish or the Welsh. You did.

But If it would make you feel any better you could always replace those you had in your mental image with Australians, New Zealanders and Southerners, works also.
Cash   Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:06 pm GMT
My favorites:

American: Stephen King

English: J.K. Rowling
Wintereis   Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:32 pm GMT
Faulkner - "The Sound and the Furry", "Go Down, Moses"
Steinbeck - "Of Mice and Men", "The Grapes of Wrath"
Harper Lee- "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Melville - "Moby Dick"
Whitman - "Leaves of Grass"
Kurt Vonnegut - "Slaughterhouse Five"
Jonathan Safran Foer - "Evertything is Illuminated"
Adrienne Rich - "Dark Fields of the Republic", "The Dream of a Common Language"

I have to go and be productive. I'll come back and follow up with the British authors when I get a chance.
Darnell   Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:12 pm GMT
Great thread :)

English authors:
Charles Dickens - 'A childs history of England'
Lewis Carroll – 'Through the Looking-Glass'
Agatha Christie – 'Ordeal By Innocence'

Scottish authors:
Walter Scott – 'Rob Roy' and 'The Heart of Midlothian'.
Alistair MacLean - 'Fear Is The Key'

Welsh author:
Dick Francis - 'Rat Race '
(I'm only familiar with this one and I've only read one book of his )

American authors:
Herman Melville - 'Moby Dick'
Harper Lee - 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Plenty of good authors and books to go around, keep them coming.
Irony   Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:12 am GMT
To kill a mockingbird fucking sucked.
Mind you, it was a hell of a lot better than The Great Gatsby.
Mockingbird   Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:23 am GMT
Kill Irony. I'll break his jaw in a hiphop beat.
Hamsa   Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:05 am GMT
Why is it that no one ever lists an Australian as a favorite English speaking writer? Oh yeah, because the Ozzie's doesn’t know a complete sentence from their assholes, which is strange since most of them are, themselves, assholes.