well, too many to mention,
i love love the way P. G Wodehouse writes about love, very whishy washy and full of interesting, thought rather stupid people ( in a charming sort of way ), being a romantic at heart, i find myself thinking in these terms sometimes.
Bill Bryson makes me laugh loud, often too loud, and i love someone who writes like that. and i hope to write in a way to make others laugh.
Terry Pratchett is another writer that i find AMAZING.the mind of that man must be as big as the disk world ;) though i am not a fantasy fiction writer. if i was, well... i would be him , wouldn't i ? ;)
Malcolm Gladwell's way of connecting the dots is most impressive. and he holds you in your seat. i love that. he got me interested in starting to write again. now only to find more interesting topics ( or even better, create them).