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How much do you know about the life of your favorite author?

  1. buckleupdorothy profile image84
    buckleupdorothyposted 5 years ago

    How much do you know about the life of your favorite author?

    Does the life story of your favorite author(s) interest you? Why or why not?

  2. Nare Anthony profile image72
    Nare Anthonyposted 5 years ago

    Vinaya Ghimire helps you know more about your favorite hubpages authors with his interviews smile

  3. Eric Calderwood profile image84
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    My favorite author is Mark Twain.  I have read much about his personal life and find that it makes me appreciate his work more.  Also, some of his work is autobiographical giving me more insight into his life.

    1. buckleupdorothy profile image84
      buckleupdorothyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Twain, I think, is an author you really can't help but get to know - and bless him for that! I am eagerly looking forward to reading those new rambling memoirs of his...

  4. algarveview profile image90
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    Actually, almost nothing, because it doesn't interest me that much... For instance, I love the books by Erich Maria Remarque and I do know that he is German and went through the 1st world war and the 2nd, although I think he wasn't an active participant during the 2nd, but nothing else... I think what interests me is in his books, actually he is in his books and what poured from him into the books is all I really want to know from him... He is there... The specifics, the bits and pieces... Not that important to me.

  5. Hayley Richardson profile image81
    Hayley Richardsonposted 5 years ago

    I find the lives of my favourite writers to be incredibly interesting, but that's because they had fascinating lives.  I am a huge fangirl of the war poets and love reading biographies of Sassoon, Owen, Graves and Brooke.  I've read diaries, letters, memoirs, the lot.  They lived in unusual times and knew lots of other interesting people, plus when you know about their personal lives you can see reflections of them in the poetry, adding another layer of meaning.

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    Edwin Brownposted 5 years ago

    Mark Twain ranks very high for me as a favorite author.  He was a man of integrity and worked hard on the lecture circuit for years to pay off debts he incurred helping a relative finance his invention.  Unfortunately, the invention didn't work out and Mark had to labor into old age.

    He admired U.S. Grant, and was instrumental in getting his memoirs published.

    He had a lot of tragedy in his life, but kept his sense of humor for the most part.

  7. angied83 profile image78
    angied83posted 5 years ago

    I read a lot so I have quite a few favorite authors - Anne Rice, George RR Martin, Michael Connelly, Neil Gaiman, Judith McNaught, Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham - to name a few. I have read up on their backgrounds but I dont really delve too deep into it. I guess the stories they write are much more interesting than their real lives. :-)

  8. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    I know a lot about Tim Winton, Western Australian the most famous writer, because he comes from the area where I recently live and he is very productive in writing. I regularly attend his environmentally oriented talks about saving our pristine coastline and review his newest plays and books. He is the most humble famous person I have ever seen. If you go to the beach in our area you bump to him on your way to surf and you have no clue who is he...

    1. buckleupdorothy profile image84
      buckleupdorothyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How fun to "rub noses" with a favorite author in such casual settings! I hadn't even thought of that - I'm so used to my favorite authors being long dead.

  9. lawrence2012 profile image55
    lawrence2012posted 5 years ago

    My favorite author is Tolkien.  I know that he was a professor of linguistics and a family man, but other than that, I don't really know much.