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01 November 2010

Meme: 15 Authors

I thought I would share this meme from facebook. It did the rounds last week, and it was interesting to see the authors and poets people were influenced by. I didn't do a great amount of thinking for this. I originally did a speculative fiction list, and later did a non-speculative fiction list and my influences can be quite diverse.

From facebook:
Don't take too long to think about this. List fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and who will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what authors my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste these rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people under Tags below the note.)

This is my speculative fiction list:
  • Charles de Lint
  • David Gemmell
  • Enid Blyton
  • Frank Herbert
  • HG Wells
  • Isobelle Carmody
  • JRR Tolkein
  • Nalini Singh
  • Patricia A McKillip
  • Patricia Briggs
  • Peter V Brett
  • Raymond E Fiest
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Tanith Lee
  • Terri Windling

This is my non-specfic list:

  • Anon (for all those poets! Beowulf, Dream of the Rood, Battle of Maldon!)
  • Banjo Patterson
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Colleen McCullough
  • Dick Francis
  • Henry Kendall (he wrote Bell-Birds near Gosford, where I grew up! Also have a look at Last of his Tribe... And Bob... And something about a grey ghost!)
  • Jane Austen
  • John Marsden
  • Melina Marchetta
  • Peter Dickinson
  • Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Ruth Park
  • Upton Sinclair
  • William Blake
  • William Langland, etc.

1 comment:

FyreLiLi said...

I forgot to respond to FB, but here are mine:

Enid Blyton, Nora Roberts, Wilbur Smith, Virginia Andrews, Clive Cussler, Sherrilyn Kenyon, nalini Singh, Christine Feehan, Carolyn Keene, Jeffrey Deaver, Mercedes lackey, Kelley Armstrong, Anne Rice, Richard Laymon and JR Ward.

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