12 July 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Coffee Talk, or Cocktail Party

This week's topic at the Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Authors I would DIE to meet.  I wouldn't really die to meet any of these people (except maybe my #1), but I would like to imagine myself at a cocktail party with them (or for the tamer crowd, around the table at my favorite coffee shop.




10. William Faulkner- preferably boozin' and tellin' lies

Faulkner in Hollywood

9. David and Amy Sedaris- what a crack up

8. George Eliot - They made pilgrimages, people, to see her


7. Nathaniel Hawthorne-despite some rather uncouth comments about women, my favorite 19th century hottie

6. Maira Kalman- just in case she is even half as charming as her books

5. F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald - they'll bring the party (go here for an example)

4. Truman Capote- do you really need to ask?

3. Toni Morrison- for her wisdom and her beautiful voice

2. Vladimir Nabokov- every party needs a Russian

1. Flannery O'Connor- the woman I most want to meet

There are young, living fiction writers I would like to meet too, but I see them as a possibility, so I am going for the fantasy list. 

17 comments:

  1. Great list! I forgot so many of them on mine. I love Nathaniel Hawthorne (definitely a hottie!), George Eliot, the Fitzgeralds and Truman Capote.

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  2. I'm so thrilled that someone else included O'Connor! I love her writing so much, and I admire the way she always stuck by her beliefs, even when they were challenged.

    And I love that you also included the Fitzgeralds. This is a great list!

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  3. I need to be a better read person. Sigh. I agree with you about Hawthorne, what a hottie!

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  4. Flannery O'Connor ; wow that's a good one .
    I would be afraid Nabokov thought everything that came out my mouth as stupid .
    All in all a great list

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  5. I would have had Maira Kalman on my list except I've already met her! Well, I suppose the truth is that I didn't really meet her, but I did get to listen to her speak in a small group at the Texas Book Festival. She was fabulous!

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  6. Great list! This would be a fabulous cocktail party with this group. The Fitzgerald's were lots of fun in Midnight in Paris. Loved that movie! The Sedaris siblings would be entertaining as well.

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  7. Great list! This would be a fabulous cocktail party with this group. The Fitzgerald's were lots of fun in Midnight in Paris. Loved that movie! The Sedaris siblings would be entertaining as well.

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  8. What a great list! What a dinner party that table would be. The Sedaris siblings- awesome pick. (Also, thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog!)

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  9. The second time in three days I've come across Flannery O'Connor! What exactly is she famous for?... I debated for awhile on George Eliot, but finally went for another woman writer....I somehow think meeting Elliot wouldn't been a rather oppressive experience...

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  10. Great list! I'd love to share a conversation with all of those authors!

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  11. a serious party happenin' here, no doubt! ;) Even more interesting than meeting these authors would be the interaction between the authors, don't you think??

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  12. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I knew your list would be a good one. I confess that I haven't read books by most of the authors on your list, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to meet them. I agree about the fantasy list. To some degree I did the same.

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  13. Nice fantasy list! I agree with the Fitzgeralds - they would be fun!

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  14. The Fitzgerald's would be awesome. I'd love to meet them!!
    P.S. I love your name and your logo!

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  15. This list is fabulous. And it's making me want to read a David Sedaris book immediately.

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  16. Flannery O'Connor would be so fun to meet. I had to read one of her short stories in an English class and I was blown away by how normal yet morbid her story was. My teacher told me all her short stories are like that. She's so intriguing.

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  17. Nice list! I really need to give Flannery O'Conner a try. I keep hearing really good things.

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