Who are three authors you’d most like to have dinner with?For July 14: Who are three authors you’d most like to have dinner with? Barbara #questionnaire
Pat Conroy, Gretchen Rubin, John Steinbeck
Andy Andrews, John Grisham, Jodi Piccoult
Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath are immediate responses but the 3rd hard to pick from so many beloved authors.Julian Barnes I think who is currently my favourite writer
Julian Barnes would be my 4rth option. Genius writer
Richard Russo, Anna Quindlan, David Sedaris, Kate Moore
Oops, too many. I guess I have to let Kate Moore go.
Curtis Sittenfeld, Margaret Atwood and Stephen King. And, David and Amy Sedaris could crash our party!
I’m assuming to have dinner they need to still be living?
@Barbara then I will have to revise my answer. This could take some thought. ?
Herman Wouk, Pat Conroy, Ayn Rand….all at the same dinner!
David McCullough, Harper Lee, Pearl S Buck
Pearl Buck and James Michener were from the same county in the US- wouldn’t a good gossip be fun?!
Kate Morton, Ken Follett, Celeste Ng
Hemingway, Hugo, Zola
Marcel Proust, Edith Wharton, Agatha Christie.
Taylor Caldwell, Agatha Christie and Mark Twain
@Elin , Cate Holahan, @Tarryn
J K Rowling
David Foster Wallace, Tom Robbins, Michel Faber
Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain and Gerald Durrell
I’d like them to cook!
Julia and Anthony can cook while I drink with Gerald
Sheila o Flanagan…Dan brown…sir Arthur Conan doil
James Alexander Thom, Ruth Ware, Ken Follett
Sharon Penman, Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman
G Orwell..Irvine welsh..Sue Townsend.
Jan Karon, Joanna Trollope, and Adrianna Trigiani.
Dean koontz, Jane Austen, Robert J. Crane.
Or!-Richard Foster, Eugene Peterson and Diana Butler Bass
Moses, John, & Paul
Bukowski, D.F. Wallace, Palahniuk , J. Green, Anais Nin
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood
Oliver Sacks, John Steinbeck, Michael Connelly
Rudyard Kipling &
Orson Scott Card, Terry Pratchett, and C. S. Lewis
JK Rowling, Stephen King, and Jodi Picoult.
Harper Lee, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood
Mark Twain, Shirley Jackson, C.S. Lewis.
JK Rowling, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King
George R R Martin, JD Salinger, and Orwell
Lewis Grizzard, Peter Benchley, and Effie Leland Wilder
Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and P. C. Cast
Or Terry Brooks
Isabel Allende, john Steinbeck, Nelson De Mille
Jane Austin, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens
Ellen Hopkins, Jane Green & Sarah dessen
Jesus, Paul, John
Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear how far off we might be in our translations?
Pat Conroy, Jeannette Walls, William Shirer.
George Orwell, Annie Proulx, Shakespeare
Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Ruth Ware. And as I read the answers above me? All of them too!!!
James Patterson. I think he would be very interesting to converse with
Stephen king, Matthew Reilly and Charles Dickens.
Oh yes Dickens! How has no one said him yet?
David McCullough, Helene Hanff, and Stephen King
James Patterson, Jodi Piccout and Kristen Hannah
Jane Austin, Mark Twain, J K Rowling.
Pat Conroy, Shakespeare, J K Rowling
Jane Austin, Dorothy L Sayers, Agatha Christie… non-fiction: Michael Lewis, Pico Iyer, Patrick Leigh Fermor… for a start, LOL!
Richard Paul Evans, Wayne Dyer and Stephen R. Covey
Ian Fleming, Stephen King, Thomas Hardy.
Mark Twain, Bill Bryson and Christopher Moore.
Can I come?
P D James, Louisa May Alcott, Sharon McCrumb
Louise Penny, Ann Cleeves, Anthony Horowitz
J k Rowling, Charles Dickins, and Rowen Coleman
Adriana Trigiani, Edward Rutherfurd, Phillipa Gregory
Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, and Anthony Bourdain.
Lee Martinez, Carl Haaisen, Jana Deleon, Janet Evanovich. People who have made me laugh!
JK Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Margaret Atwood
Pat Conroy for sure
Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens.
Or Hammet, Chandler and MacDonald.
Or Johnson, Hazlitt, and Orwell.
Agatha Christie, Alexander McCall a Smith, Janet Evanovich.
Stephen king, Jodi picoult and Tess gerritsen
J.K. Rowling, Veronica Roth and Dan Brown
Dennis Lehane, Pat Conroy, Anita Shrevr
Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Tim O’Brien
Harper Lee, Donna Tartt, Pat Conroy
Roberto Bolaño, Dorothy Parker, Zora Neale Hurston
I just want to push ‘like’ for all these choices! What a great question and of course I’m cheating to get more choices.
Dead: Harper Lee, John Steinbeck and Pat Conroy. Living: Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Ann Patchett…
Have you read Patchett’s Bel Canto? I loved it
@Carol Yes! Loved it!
@Carolyn me, too. It is such an unusual premise for a book
so many! Patrick Rothfuss, John McDonald, David Joy
Louise Penny, Bill Bryson, and David Sedaris.
Hmm….I imagine that Bill Bryson would be very entertaining – particularly, if the food was awful…..ha ha.
@Helen he says he’s not funny in person, at all. I wonder.
@Susan Well, his writing is just brilliant, in my opinion. Love his satire.
Helen Fleming it sure is! He continually makes me laugh.
Stephen King, Cathy Glass,
John Connolly, Mark Billingham and Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
Nicole Krause, Marcus Borg, Margaret Atwood
I have met Marcus Borg! Lovely man.
@Laura he really was. I heard him speak many times and read a lot of his books. Have you heard of January Adventure?
Harlan Coben, James Patterson, cathrine coulter
C.S. Lewis, Louise Penny, Shel @Silverstein
Louise Penny, Tana French, Anthony Doerr
Matthew, Luke, and John
Diana Gabaldon, Sue Grafton, Maeve Binchey.
I would love to join you!
Lionel Shriver, Stephen King and Gillian Flynn;)
Janet Evanovich, Louise Penny, Frederik Backman.
Camus, Beauvoir, Foucault
Bourdain, Hemingway, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Robert Heinlein, John D. MacDonald, Louis L’Amour
Henry Miller, Clive Barker, William S Burroughs
Morrison, Oats, Smiley.
Smiley? Do you mean John le Carré?
Bill Bryson, Brothers Grimm, Brian Lumley…. maybe….
Robert Heinlein, Micheal J Sullivan, or Mark Lawrence
Ann Howard Creel, Kristin Hannah, Richard Paul Evans
Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Ted Dekker.
Maybe Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Trevor Noah. ??
James patterson, v.c. andrews, lisa gardner
JK Rowling, Liane Moriarty and John Steinbeck
John le Carré, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Tough choice! I saw someone else do this, so I’m going to cheat a little ?
Living: Gaiman, Atwood, and Morgan Llewellyn
Dead: Tolkien, Austen, Shakespeare
And since I’m also working on reading authors from around the world: Orhan Pamuk, Ayse Kulin, and Audur Ava Olafsdottir
Stephen King, Ransom Riggs, and John Green
Margaret Atwood, Oscar Wilde and Chuck Palahniuk.
Stephen King, David McCullough, Mark Twain.
Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, Michael Crichton
The Author of the Bible (but not yet….)
Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, and William Faulkner.
For a live one and laughs Bill Bryson.
Sue Monk Kidd, Wally Lamb, & Jackie Collins.
Patricia Cornwell, JK Rowling and Rosalind Wiseman.
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, PG Wodehouse.
William P. Young, Diana Gabaldon & Jean Auel
J R R Tolkien, Christopher Hitchens, and Harper Lee.
Pat Conroy; David Baldacci and Fanny Flagg
J K Rowling, Jodi Picoult, and Mark Twain.
@Lorelei, already did, Dianne Duvall,Kristan Ashley, Jennifer Ashley, Pamela palmer
Willa Cather, John Steinbeck and Kurt Vonnegut.
Jacqueline Carey, Ferrol Sams, and Ann Hite.
Love Ferrol Sams l
@Corinne Check out Ann Hite. She is not so well know but her books are funny as heck.
@Anita will do!
@Corinne They are funny, but the storyline is legit and the funny parts make it even better.
@Anita I just ordered the first Black Mountain book.. I spent a summer in college working at Camp Merrimac for Girls on Black Mountain!
Anna Quindlen, Harold Kushner, Katherine Applegate.
Which authors can cook best??
Pat Conroy for one
Judy Blume, Zora Neale Hurston, Truman Capote
Christopher Moore, Bram Stoker, Harper Lee.
Stephen King, Stephen King and Stephen King. Oh, and Stephen King.
Harper Lee, Phillip Roth, Toni Morrison
Robert Crais, David Baldacci, and the late Stephen J. Cannell.
Robert Crais is too cute. I’d get all tongue- tied.
Anne Rice, F. Paul Wilson, Patrick Rothfuss
Octavia e buttler, jk Rowling, Isaac Asimov.
Anne Rice and Steven King, and invite them to bring their sons with them. That, I think makes 5.
3 times with Liane Moriarty I think she’s extremely witty and on a way I think she has a sence of humor similar to mine
Can I invite more than 3? I’ll cook.
Margaret Peterson Haddix, J. K. Rowling, and Stephen King
Charles Dickens, Simone d’ Beauvoir, Daphne Du Maurier, Tim Winton.
Living: Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and either David Wrobelewski or Erin Morgenstern.
Alive only through their books: Mark Twain, Victor Hugo and George Elliot.
I’m with @Kay — and would totally cook for more than only three.
Jim Butcher, Mary Shelley, and William Burroughs.
Colleen Hoover, Tawna Fenske, Stephen King.
OOOH Chris Carter, Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Although met one of them, didn’t have dinner with him though lol. 🙂
Terry Pratchett, Louise Penny, Bill Bryson
John Irving, David Sedaris, and Ambrose Bierce
Madeline Miller, Neil Gaiman and Salmon Rushdie. ?
Ruben Dario, Napoleon hill, lisa kleypass, etc. Because I have many in my bucket list
Living – Neil Gaiman, Hilary Mantell and Alan Bennett. Dead – Charles Dickens, Robertson Davies and JR Tolkien
Alive or dead?
Here’s my dead list:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
James Herriot, Stephen Ambrose, Maya Angelou, James Michener and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
(I know that is five and unfortunately, each of them has passed.)
Khaled Hosseini, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and J.K. Rowling.
I would request he make Mr. Micawber’s hot punch!
Or Agatha christie
Can we just have a huge dinner party with all these authors please?
Frank McCourt, Anna Quinlan, and Khalid Hosseini, with David Sedaris for entertainment and Ruth Reichl to cook dinner!
I think Truman Capote would liven the party quite a bit.
Dean Koontz, Debbie Macomber, Janet Evanovich.
Richard Bach, Poe, and Joe Lansdale.
Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Terry Goodkind.
Churchill Hemingway and Edgar Allan Poe
Margaret Atwood, Anne Tyler and Anne LaMott
Me too, me too.
Richard Russo, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx.
Rick Bragg, John Steinbeck and Mark Twain
I can’t believe I didn’t put Twain!
I have a long, long list!
Edgar Allen Poe, Jimmy Buffett and Fanny Flagg
Marcus Samuelsson, Mark Twain (stole from Suzanne Clelland haha) and Ayn Rand.
Mark Twain, JK Rowling, Linda Fairstein
President Donald Trump, Anne Coulter and Brian Killameade.
Stephen King, T.E.Lawrence, H.P.Lovecraft
John Green, Jodi Picoult, and of course, JK Rowling!!
Colleen Hoover, Kristin Hannah, Shel
Silverstein would have been my last
Geraldine Brooks, Diana Gabaldon, JK Rowling.
Ted Dekker, JA Konrath, and Janet Evanovich
Octavia Butler, Maria Doria Russell, and Anne McCaffrey
Linwood Barclay, Stephen King and John Grisham.
David Foster Wallace, Charles Bukowski, Donna Tartt
Barack Obama, Agatha Christie, Ruth Ozeki
J.k. Rowling, C.S.Lewis, Lewis Carroll
Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath, William Faulkner
GORE VIDAL (I once was fortunate to meet him at a book signing in September 2000), Sujata Massey, and Delia Ephron (whom I also met at a book signing; she was so personable and funny).
Family discussion… we decided we’d like cooks who’ve written books- Heston Blumenthal, Tom Kerridge and Nigella Lawson… yummmmmm now get me some breakfast!!!!
Shel Silversrein, Stephen King, and CS Lewis
Passed: Terry Pratchett, Frank Herbert, Anthony Bourdain, and Alan Watts (yeah, that’s four… fight me! 🙂 )
Living: Patrick Rothfuss, NK Jemisin, Michael Pollan
Loved all those choices, Hannah. 🙂
C. S. Lewis, Agatha Christie, Joan Didion
Hmmm… Truman Capote, Stephen King, Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Conan Doyle
Laurie R King, Tolkien, Jane Austen
Pat Conroy, Pat Conroy, Pat Conroy
On the beach, at a local dive crab shack ?
Betty smith, John Irving, Louise Penny
My grandma actually had dinner with him years and years ago. My grandfather worked for Hotel Vancouver and he was a guest there. He had also gone to rehab with one of my grandfathers friends. My grandma got so drunk she doesn’t remember anything. My grandfather passed away before I was born. I would have loved to talk to him especially about writing in cold blood
J K Rowling, Agatha Christie, Jackie Collins
Rod Stewart!? he’s got an autobiography and writes songs so he counts!
John Steinbeck, Michael Ondaatje, Alice Hoffman
Khaled Hosseini , Mitch Albom, Enid Blyton
Shakespeare, Austen and Atwood
Now want to ditch Shakespeare for Mark Twain!
If Mark Twain had made a choice he would have ditched you by choosing Shakespear!
Barbara Kingsolver, John Irving, and Mary Oliver
Shakespeare, E. Bronte, Joseph Conrad.
Thoreau, Thomas Merton, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Thich Nhat Hanh (to name a few) ~ and one at a time ~
Charlotte Bronte, Poe, Stephen King
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Louise Erdrich, and Hafiz
Noam Chomsky, Julian Barnes, Isabel Allende….
Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, and Maugham.