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?
Vinaya Ghimire helps you know more about your favorite hubpages authors with his interviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :-)
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...
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.
by ROMANCER OF LIFE 23 months ago
Who is your favorite author? favorite book? and why?My favorite Author is Mercedes Lackey, and I love her style of writing. I love fiction fairytales, and adventurous stories. Her books always leave me wanting to read more. My favorite Mercedes Lackey collection is "Heralds of Valdemar."...
by Bellamie 8 years ago
Name your favorite author and your favorite book by that author.I'll start! Catherine Coulter ~~ False Pretenses
by Richard Bivins 7 months ago
I tend to read a lot. Fiction, non-fiction, it does not matter. Some books do more for me than others. I enjoy many different genres but if I had to narrow my selection down to just one author I would have to say that Clive Cussler is my very favorite. I love the Dirk Pitt...
by Cynthia 6 years ago
Who is your favorite author, and why?
by Slaven Cvijetic 7 years ago
Who is your favorite author?What type of books does s/he write?
by LoriSoard 7 years ago
Who is your favorite author and why?I really enjoy Jane Austen still. I love a good romance and I enjoy the way Austen wrote about society and it's silent rules and expectations. Can be an author from any period, though, including contemporary.
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