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15 Writers Who Have Influenced Me

15 Influential Authors, in no particular order / via Resident on Earth:

  1. Richard Bradford (Red Sky At Morning)
  2. Robert Lawson
  3. Tom Sharpe
  4. Dan Savage
  5. David Sedaris
  6. Anthony Bidulka
  7. David Levithan
  8. Donald Westlake
  9. Janet Evanovich
  10. Richard Florida
  11. Sarah Vowell
  12. E. B. White
  13. Laura Ingalls Wilder
  14. Richard Feynman
  15. Harriet (Stratemeyer) Adams

I’ll be the first to admit that I copied two (but one would have been on my list no matter what), and that some of my choices are either scientists hard at work, or obscure in some other fashion…

3 comments to 15 Writers Who Have Influenced Me

  • I didn’t get invited, so I’ll only list ten. And I’m sure my list will show how dated I am.

    Ross MacDonald
    Raymond Chandler
    Ken Kesey
    Tom Robbins
    Gregory McDonald
    E.B. White
    James Thurber
    Samuel Beckett
    Thornton Wilder
    John Irving

  • Jen

    Ah, Dan Savage and Sarah Vowell are awesome! I first found Dan when I lived in Seattle 15 years ago and he had this call-in radio show on Sunday nights on a local university radio station (the predecessor to his podcast, I guess).