By popular request! A feature on favourite authors
Some of you want to write about one of your favourite authors, rather than a particular book. We think that’s fine — as long as they’re dead.
If they aren’t dead, tell the authors themselves. They’ll love it. Trust us on this!
To suggest a favourite author — and that includes forgotten favourites, too — leave a comment in the Reply box on this page. Tell us which author you’d like to propose and why. Just a couple of sentences should do it. Then, other visitors to this page will be able to read your suggestion and support it. (Or not, of course!)
If there’s enough support for your favourite, your selected author will get a page of his or her own, where everyone can leave comments and have their say.
Favourite Authors : The Initial Libertà Four
- Ray Bradbury : seminal science fiction, fantasy and horror
- Georgette Heyer : her Georgian and Regency romances are particularly loved
- Dorothy L Sayers : crime with the aristocratic amateur sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey
- Mary Stewart : widely viewed as the creator of the romantic suspense genre
To start this feature off, we’ve produced an initial list of four authors and each has his/her own page. Just click on the author name above and the page will open. You’ll see short comments from the Libertà hive, largely because we didn’t want to leave the pages blank!
Feel free to disagree with what we’ve said. If you love or hate these authors, we’d like to know why. You can leave comments in the Reply box on any of the individual author pages.
There will be more author pages soon, depending on suggestions from you. So please do take a moment to tell us which authors you think should have their own pages. Just put your ideas in the Reply box at the bottom of this page.
If you’d prefer to write a longer piece on a favourite author, contact us here and we’ll get back to you with guidelines and admin details.
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If you don’t want to miss news of new author pages added here on the website, click on our Feed button below to receive the latest news as it’s published. (You’ll also find that button in the sidebar along with buttons to follow the blog, or comments, or the Love Letters page. We hope you’ll follow them all!)
Click to sign up for the Feed of updates to this page. (Sadly, this feature doesn’t appear to work if your browser is Google Chrome, as Joanna has discovered, to her annoyance.)
When you leave a comment anywhere on the website, you can sign up to get email alerts about later replies from others. That way, you’ll be the first to know if other visitors support your suggestions.
That’s a start. What’s next for Favourite Authors?
This is still a work in progress, but we hope you will enjoy this first version.
We’ll even look at the feasibility of holding a real time discussion, if it turns out that lots of people are interested. But give us time. We’re still taking baby steps for the moment!
Favourite Authors can be our Guides into the Magic Realm of Reading