Who's your favourite author?Watch
What's your favourite book by them?
Mine is Philip K ****. His best book imo is Do android's dream of electric sheep.
Other favourites include: John Updike, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Hardy and D H Lawrence
But I also like Kishon's funny short stories.
Why? Because he's a modern comic fantasy genius.
David Foster Wallace
All three writers have a wonderful way with words; it almost makes me want to give up my dreams of writing a book because I know I can never reach their heights.
My favourite books by the three authors:
Nabokov - Lolita (of course!) but I am just about to start reading Ada or Ardour so perhaps this will change.
Thomas Hardy - Far from the Madding Crowd. It's the first novel I've read by him, and although it felt like a bit of a chore at the beginning, his rich descriptions just kept me hooked.
Sarah Hall - The Electric Michelangelo. I really wish Hall was more well-known; she easily tops my list of favourite authors, and her writing reminds me so much of Hardy. For anyone who is a fan of Hardy and is on the lookout for a new read, I would seriously recommend giving Hall a go. I believe she is one of the top authors of our times.
I also like Goerge R.R. Martin, John Grisham and Tolkien.