Favorite Unknown

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Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to evangelize for, the one you would run popularity campaigns for? The author that, so far as you’re concerned, everyone should be reading–but that nobody seems to have heard of. You know, not JK Rowling, not Jane Austen, not Hemingway–everybody’s heard of them. The author that you think should be that famous and can’t understand why they’re not…


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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73 responses

  1. I have one name for this…it didn’t take second for me to think it. It is so unfair for him

    http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/btt-the-great-unknown/

  2. My chosen author is Douglas Kennedy

    http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursdays-favourite.html

    Every second Tuesday I have a meme about great authors, as this week I chose Isabel Allende, I don’t think that she would count as an unknown, but if you’re checking out this post, check out the one about Isabel Allende too

    http://pageturnersbooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-authors-isabel-allende.html

  3. Megan Whelan Turner.

  4. They aren’t toal closet cases but they’re not that widely read.

    http://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/btt-meet-my-good-friends/

  5. Excellent question, I look forward to other’s answers. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-21-january.html

  6. I’ve got two. This is my favorite question of late!

    http://amyreads.com/?p=844

  7. Thsi is a fabulous question! I’m so excited to read everyone’s answers. My pick is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. I’ve got two, sort of. One is more of a “you should read this book, and she should write more books because she’s awesome and everyone should read her stuff”, and the other is one who’s kinda famous, but not as worldwide as I would hope. The post is here.

  9. I had my post full of pretty book covers, but the pics aren’t showing up — either way, my post is here:
    http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/btt-favorite-unknown/

    ~MizB

  10. [...] swear, today’s Booking Through Thursday is a retread. I’m even going to begin my answer the same way I did the last [...]

  11. Well, me, of course. But there are others, as well. I prefer the hidden gems.

    http://westofmars.com/2010/01/21/btt-favorite-unknown/

  12. It’s hard to say, because it seems like readers of my fave authors just pop out of nowhere.

  13. Good Question. I had a small list : Dianne Wynn-Jones, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Von Armin, and Susan Hill. Here is my post with more details:

    http://www.plottings.net/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-favorite-unknown.html

  14. [...] You can find more answers to this week’s Booking Through Thursday here Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper [...]

  15. School cancelled, so the kids are home and I have no brain. Here’s my sad attempt at being smart today, lol.

    I’m a Gwen Cooper Disciple

  16. Another terrific question! Here’s my response:

    http://eveningreader.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/btt-you-want-me-to-read-who/

    Happy Thursday everyone!

  17. Great question! My answer is D.M. Cornish – if you love complex YA-protagonist fantasy with a science-y bent, you must check out this series.

  18. I love this question! Can’t wait to find some new authors!

    http://www.readingatthebeach.com/2010/01/btt_21.html

  19. Elizabeth jane Howard – especially “The Cazelet Chronicles”
    (four volumes, well well worth it). She was Kingsley Amis’s
    wive at one time and wrote a very pionted biography about
    that experience among others.

  20. I haven’t played since before Christmas, but I’m glad to be back:

    http://www.rosecityreader.com/2010/01/favorite-unknown.html

  21. Good topic! Here are my two picks:

    http://bookclubclassics.com/Blog/btt-4/

    Looking forward to perusing others’ choices tonight!

  22. This is certainly not a think-as-I-type question. Took me all morning to mull over.

    My answer is up. Happy BTT everyone. :)

  23. [...] week’s Booking Through Thursday asks: Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading? The one you want to [...]

  24. My answer here! And there’s even a giveaway to go along with it!

  25. Interesting question for this week! I think I answered it somewhat: http://www.rulethewaves.net/blog/?p=1172

  26. I struggled with the concept of the “unknown author”, but finally settled on someone. :-)

    http://spanishweeks.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-favorite.html

  27. Oppssy late in posting my link thanks to my Net company being down..

    Fire & Ice Booking Through Thursday

  28. I don’t have a book blog, but here’s my vote:

    For those who enjoy character-driven science fiction, I recommend Lois McMaster Bujold and her Vorkosigan series. She’s won hugos and isn’t an unknown, but I always thought she deserved a little more play amongst the mainstream. She’s an intelligent writer, but her stuff is very fun and accessible too.

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