List Thursdays: Top 15 Authors of Influence

I’m cheating a little this week in the essence of being tardy and wanting to keep up [?] with my website. So this week, I stole a small activity from Facebook and reposted it here. However, it is fun to do at home. If you haven’t done it yet, post them here in the comments section!

The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who’ve influenced you and that 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 rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)


1. David Foster Wallace

2. Hunter S. Thompson

3. Chuck Palahniuk

4. Haruki Murakami

5. Amy Hempel

6. Raymond Carver

7. Bret Easton Ellis

8. Thomas Pynchon

9. John Barth

10. Adam Levin

11. Cormac McCarthy

12. Don Delillo

13. Zadie Smith

14. Philip Roth

15. Rick Moody


2 thoughts on “List Thursdays: Top 15 Authors of Influence

  1. 1. Judy Bloom
    2. Carolyn Keene
    3. Franklin W. Dixon
    4. Donald J. Sobol
    5. Louis Sachar
    6. Bernard Wiseman
    7. Arnold Lobel
    8. Raymond Abrashkin
    9. Jay Williams
    10. Beverly Cleary
    11. Maurice Sendak
    12. Russell Hoban
    13. Herman Parish
    14. Peggy Parish
    15. Harry G. Allard Jr.

    (I like giving different responses every time to this one.)

  2. joemowens says:

    I dig that idea! Too bad I didn’t think of it. Contrary to what my brother thinks from the other thread, 15 seems pretty easy but lists larger than 15 seem superflous and basically unnecessary.

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