Inspired by the Litquake post Cataloging Your Influences by Christopher Schultz, who was in turn inspired by the post A is for Achebe on BookRiot, I created my own author alphabet. Building an author alphabet allows you to catalog your favorite authors and influences with a twist. I first brainstormed all of my favorite writers, and then used either their first or last initial to place them into my alphabet. It was tricky to place each author so all my favorites would get a place on the list.
Here is my alphabet:
Edgar Allen Poe
David Foster Wallace
Italo (Giovanni) Calvino (ha! I had to look up his middle name.)
Jorge Luis Borges
Orson Scott Card
Thomas R. Pynchon
X – I couldn’t come up with an ‘X’…
Cormac McCarthy (I cheated here but couldn’t come up with a ‘Y’ fave author)
Mark Z. Danieleweski
I left out but would have liked to include:
Phillip K. Dick
Which authors would make your list?