The Broke and the Bookish, is: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition.
So, props to you:
7. Yevgeny Zamayatin: The novel We is a dystopian in the vein of 1984 and Brave New World. It just doesn't get nearly the air time.
6. Maira Kalman: I basically think everyone should be obsessed with Maira Kalman, because this...
Read And the Pursuit of Happiness now. It will take only one blissful afternoon.
5. Jane Green: In general, bloggers don't post a ton about the genre unfortunately known as "chick lit." However, occasionally there is some mention of a Jennifer Weiner or such. Jane Green is the awesomest though.
4. Gloria Anzaldua: She is fantastic and fascinating if you enjoy essays, non-fiction. literary theory, and poetry.
3. Daniel Defoe: This Dead White Dude appears frequently on syllabi, but not so much on classics blogs that I've noticed. Robinson Crusoe is the go-to, but Moll Flanders is fantastic.
2. Graham Swift: He won a Booker (?) I think, and I don't hear much about him, and his book Waterland is in my top five favorites of all time.
1. Anne Carson: This is another one that I would go to bat for, because she is awesome-sauce. The Autobiography of Red is one of the most unusual and wonderful things I have ever read.