Though it was tough to narrow down, it was a fun list to compile. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great prompt.
Indiana’s Top Five
Joan Didion – Although I’d be incredibly nervous, I would love the chance to meet this incredible thinker, worrier, and writer.
Ali Smith – This one should go without saying.
J.R.R. Tolkien – His books were woven through my childhood and have stuck with my through adulthood. I would love to have met the creator of Middle Earth.
J. K. Rowling – I’ve read her books perhaps more time than any other author’s and love her writing style (plus she’s got a killer sense of humor, as shown on her Twitter feed)
Dave Eggers – Judging by the humor in his books, I’d get along with him.
Pete’s Top Five
George Saunders – He seems like such a kindhearted and fascinating person. I would love to see how his sense of humor shows through conversation.
Brandon Sanderson – I have always loved that Brandon Sanderson seems like a huge nerd just like everyone else. I’d love to chat with him about games, books, and possibly some very specific details of the Cosmere.
Ali Smith – I have to agree with Indi here—she seems like a wonderful and brilliant person.
Ursula K. Le Guin – I was deeply saddened by her death earlier this year. I’ve only just discovered her books, and I would love to talk with her for a while.
Philip Reeve – I’ve actually had some email conversations with Philip Reeve, so I already know that he’s friendly and charming. But I’d still like to pepper him with questions about Mortal Engines if I had the chance.