Top Ten Tuesday

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is “ten authors I really want to meet”. Now, I’ve actually been lucky and met a fair few authors I love — Jo Walton, Robin Hobb, Alastair Reynolds… But I’m sure I can come up with ten more.

  1. Ursula Le Guin. And nobody is at all surprised. Not even a little.
  2. Patricia McKillip. I know very little about her as a person, but her writing is awesome.
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien. I mean, not as a zombie or anything, but if I could go back in time. Attend one of his lectures maybe?
  4. Hazel Edwards. She wrote There’s a Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake. Obvious.
  5. Cherie Priest. She seems cool, I want to pet her dog, and I like her on Twitter.
  6. N.K. Jemisin. Granted, I’d probably just babble quietly, but that’s the same with anyone I admire.
  7. Robin Hobb. Again. I was fourteen at the time, after all.
  8. Jacqueline Carey. Sign all my books. All of them.
  9. Guy Gavriel Kay. Ditto.
  10. Susan Cooper. The first thing I move into a new house is my copy of The Dark is Rising sequence, and I’m not even kidding about that. It goes in the first box or bag to enter the new place, and gets put on the shelf symbolically before anything else.

So, uh, yeah. I could probably think of more, but I’d better stop daydreaming now…

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I’m actually a little embarrassed that I’ve yet to meet up with Guy Gavriel Kay, given that he’s done so many appearances in the Toronto area. I was fortunate enough to have a good chat with Julie Czerneda last summer, and I took part in a writing workshop with Nancy Kilpatrick years ago. Beyond that, I was in audience for a Stephen King chat with David Cronenberg, which was very cool, but Clive Barker would be the one author I’d give anything to have dinner with.

    • Yes! I want to natter at him about the relationship of Tigana to Brian Friel’s Translations (he mentions it in an afterword with some editions) and language revivals and… all sorts.

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