The Best Authors in the Whole World (At least the ones I like best)

This is a list of my favourite authors in no particular order – just as they come to mind:

Ben Okri

Margaret Atwood

Maya Angelou

Pat Barker

Jack Kerouac

Richard Brautigan

James Baldwin

Julian Barnes

Charles Bukowski

Henry Miller

Sebastian Faulks

Kurt Vonnegut Jnr

Aldous Huxley

Ken Kesey

Iain Banks

DH Lawrence

George Orwell

Jonathan Frantzen

William Golding

Alexander Solhenitsyn

Ian McEwan

Ernest Hemmingway

Stephen King

William Burroughs

John Steinbeck

Norman Mailer

Philip K Dick

Arthur C Clarke

Philip Roth

Joseph Heller

John Wyndham

Douglas Adams

Franz Kafka

Herman Hesse

Paul Auster

Hilary Mantel

Yuval Noah Harari

Salman Rushdie

John Fowles

Jasper Fforde

Gunter Grass

Milan Kundera

Mike Barnes

Bob Dylan

There are many, probably hundreds of others on my shelves and that I have read. But these are the ones that come to mind that have enthralled or inspired me (I left out my Sci-fi ones).

So – who have I missed out that you think is essential?

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