All Writers Considered

Let's be honest, we can't be book lovers without loving authors, too. Everyone has favorite writers, those wordsmiths whose next works we stand in line for as if they were the second coming of the latest Apple gadget. Many of us have stories about writers we've met or interacted with and no place to "dine out on them." And when a beloved author passes to that great bookstore in the sky, we wish to reminisce about our first encounter with his or her work.

Writers form us with their words, be they the stuff of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or plays. As much as the works they create we are also the creations of the writers whom we read.

Now there is a place on LibraryThing for you to discuss the living and the dead authors most loved or even despised by you. Here is where you can bring your opinions about the best and worst, the most famous and obscure, the writers of every land, and one day, perhaps, those who write their books ex-Earth.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Tell Us about "Writers' Homes I've Visited"31 unread / 31varielle, October 2020
Authors "Down Under" Are Writing the Books I Want to Read6 unread / 6Limelite, July 2019
Author discoveries in 20181 unread / 1Cecrow, September 2018
Authors Who Write Fiction about Authors (and other real people)3 unread / 3Limelite, December 2017
2017: Your Favorite Authors of the Year4 unread / 4Limelite, December 2017
2017: New-To-Me Authors26 unread / 26Limelite, December 2017
Which 20th C Author Do We Need to Revisit?36 unread / 36Limelite, January 2017
Santa Thing Gifts: Authors I Received2 unread / 2Limelite, December 2016
That Time of Year -- Looking Back @ the Best & Worst of 20161 unread / 1Limelite, December 2016
2016 New-to-Me Authors Reports21 unread / 21Limelite, December 2016
Who Are the 2016 NBA Winners?6 unread / 6Limelite, November 2016
Who are you in love with this week?51 unread / 51Limelite, November 2016
"He Died a Poet's Death"1 unread / 1Limelite, October 2016
"Is Donald Trump a Civilized Man?" I asked Anton Chekov.6 unread / 6Limelite, September 2016
Books about books17 unread / 17Limelite, September 2016
Consider the Winners -- for Fiction1 unread / 1Limelite, September 2016
Comprehensible scientists19 unread / 19Limelite, August 2016
Prague loves Kafka5 unread / 5rocketjk, June 2016
mmignano is new here! Loves to read and write!5 unread / 5Cecrow, May 2016
I Vow to Read __________: My New Year's Author(s) Resolution25 unread / 25dianeham, April 2016
A Large Heart Has Stopped -- Pat Conroy4 unread / 4weener, March 2016
We Need More Southern African American Writers30 unread / 30TinaMcElroyAnsa, March 2016
Umberto Eco16 unread / 16Cecrow, March 2016
Have You Met a Famous Author?24 unread / 24Christofora, February 2016
Who's Your Favorite Political Writer & Book?41 unread / 41artturnerjr, February 2016
It's Black History Month! Who Will You Celebrate With?7 unread / 7Limelite, February 2016
The Emperor's New Clothes Book.6 unread / 6SpikeSix, January 2016
Politics -- Quotable Authors' Quotes We Like to Quote2 unread / 2artturnerjr, January 2016
An Affair to Remember7 unread / 7Limelite, January 2016
Best New Author (Discovered by Me) in 201525 unread / 25SpikeSix, January 2016
Talkies -- Quotable Authors' Quotes We Like to Quote6 unread / 6Cecrow, January 2016
The "Besties" -- 2015 Fly-Over Best Authors14 unread / 14Limelite, December 2015
Is there still any point in collecting books?23 unread / 23Limelite, December 2015
Are you giving or getting holiday books?21 unread / 21ahef1963, December 2015
Looking for a Logo14 unread / 14geneg, December 2015
Are all writers drunks? Or just the good ones?26 unread / 26Limelite, December 2015
We Are All French/Nous Sommes Tous Fran├žais22 unread / 22geneg, December 2015
Favourite authors by genre17 unread / 17EllsieFind, November 2015
Memoirs?42 unread / 42ahef1963, November 2015
Bring back Snoopy!8 unread / 8mysterymax, November 2015
My Love/Hate Relationship with __________8 unread / 8.Monkey., November 2015
"I Was Born Under a Wand'rin' Star"22 unread / 22Lynxear, November 2015
Having the Last Word -- Authors' Famous Farewells3 unread / 3Limelite, November 2015
What qualities make for a favorite author?36 unread / 36reading_fox, November 2015
Short fiction authors10 unread / 10streamsong, November 2015
Trick 'r' Treat Tell Us Who the Best Ghost Story Teller Is38 unread / 38inkdrinker, November 2015
Authors yet to be sampled59 unread / 59t.EllisBell, October 2015
Unusual Murdering Authors16 unread / 16Cliff-Rhu-Rhubarb, October 2015
When an author's powers wane25 unread / 25Limelite, October 2015
Remembrance Day/Memorial Day9 unread / 9ahef1963, October 2015
Henning Mankell, RIP9 unread / 9Cecrow, October 2015
Who Would You Invite?12 unread / 12SomeGuyInVirginia, October 2015
Favourite authors41 unread / 41Cecrow, October 2015
Place Your Bets -- The 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature14 unread / 14Limelite, October 2015
Don't get caught dying before you read this.16 unread / 16lorax, October 2015
An author's penultimate work15 unread / 15.Monkey., October 2015
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