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Tolstoy! He is a demigod. I think that's fact.

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I have a few, but I would say Richard Wright author of "Native Son" and "Outsider".

He has a way of dealing with race and sex relations like no other writer I have read.
He leads a female into the Man's world and explains where a Man becomes a Man, not just a black Man.
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Mine has to be Rick Riordan. He writes books that I can read over and over again, without getting sick of it.
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Dostoevsky. No contest. Daylight to 2nd place.

Shakespeare is great too. But he's been lost in translation. Too many centuries have gone. I think he might have been the most sublime thinker who ever lived. Philosopher or writer. But he's been burred in time.

Another writer I admire is F. Scott Fitzgerald. I think he knew how to write about women, which is not something many men know how to do---including me.

Bukowski for his commitment to existentialism. It's easy to write about it, like Satre, Bulowski lived it. And wrote about it as well.

In non-fiction, I think Will Durant is the greatest prose stylist who ever lived.
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I don't have a single favorite author but I did thoroughly enjoy The Power of 5 series by Anthony Horowitz and The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix.

I love those books.
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The late Portuguese writer José Saramago, definitely.
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The regretted french child/teenage fantasy author Pierre Bottero, no doubt about it. His works litterally resonate with your soul and inner feelings. A true master of the french language in a beautiful way. Never have I read books that seem so true.
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My favorite is Stephen King. I do think he has influenced my writing. I've learned how poetic simple situations can become with the right wording and how that poetry can create a feeling that impacts the reader as much as the action and dialogue.

Because he's such a close second favorite, I also have to say Joe Hill. I love the originality of his stories. He's one author that can really think of things no one has come up with yet, which is really hard to do with all the books out there. I can't wait for Horns to come out in theatres as it's in a tie with Misery as my favorite book.

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Richard Wright author of "Native Son".

His style of writing is a lot of interior monologue, after all he's a writer from the existential period. I also like how he explores the Man's world. For people who can only stand outside of such of world, he opens a door.

His characters are all very believable, today even.
I know I know that girl Mary Dalton.

Yes, he is a role model of sorts.
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My favorite author has got to be the one and the only Jackie Collins. I think that Jackie is a strong influence on the way that I write. Jackie is not afraid to push the edge or write the craziest thing ever or make you fall in love with the most unpredictable couple. I want to write stories that go outside of the box and make you think and are funny and dramatic and just wild. The moment that I picked up "Lucky/Chances" at a makeshift library when I was 10, I instantly became hooked on anything Jackie Collins. 27 or 29 books later.....I still find Jackie's writing to illuminating, wild, and extremely entertaining. Everyone says that Jackie is the queen of trash lit but to me she is a master of insanity and someone that has a strong influence on the way that I write stories. I would say Harold Robbins has a strong influence on the way that I write as well but I have only ever read one of his books(Memories of another day.)
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My favorite author is William Faulkner. My reason is related to the quote below:

In an interview with The Paris Review in 1956, Faulkner remarked:
Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him.
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Well, it's a little bit of an evolving matter in my case. I can be very fond of an author one moment and read but that and then move on to another.

Lately, two favourites have been:

Tom Wolfe: The Bonfire of the Vanities was sublime IMHO.
Joe Abercrombie: I have really enjoyed the cynical tone in The First Law-trilogy and the spin-off the Heroes.

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I may have to sat Eoin Colfer right now
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I have to confess my favorite is Jane Austen. I can read her books over and over again
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Mine would have to be Richard Paul Evans.His book always have a twist,which surprise me.Which is a nice touch to an already enjoyable book.
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