Fortification of my Writing Soul comes from many sources, notably family, friends, lecturers, well-known and not so well-known authors who swept me into intriguing worlds.
(Here’s a link to Some Books and Stuff I have Pored over for A Greek Matinée which consists mainly of reference books.)
The list below, in no particular order, is mainly of Novelists I’ve enjoyed:
|Marion Bradley||Gabriel Garcia Márquez|
|Colin da Silva||Nancy Cato|
|Kris Waldherr||Paul Coelho|
|Mia Couto||Orhan Pamuk|
|Freya Stark||Marco Polo|
|Gertrude Bell||Geraldine Brooks|
|Virginia Woolf||Michael Korda|
|Vita Sackville-West||Ken Follett|
|Adrienne Mayor (“The Amazons”)||Wilbur Smith|
|Margaret Atwood||Robert Skimin|
|Margaret Drabble||Robert Shea|
|Maya Lunde||Paul Scott|
|Rumer Godden||Bryce Courtenay|
|Christian Cameron||Derek Lambert|
|Harry Sidebottom||Susanna Tamaro|
|Umburto Eco||Lucia St.Clair Robson|
|Rafik Schami||James A. Michiner|
|Michael Swanwick||George MacDonald Fraser|
|Agatha Christie||M.G. Vassanji|
|Arundhati Roy||Miguel de Cervantes|
|Salman Rushdie||Péter Esterházy (translated from Hungarian)|
…and dozens more including Mary O’Hara, Leslie Rees, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Herman Melville who started my love of books supported by my father who gave the-then-twelve-year-old me, “Sinuhe The Egyptian” by Mika Waltari translated into English by N.Walford, my first “grown-up’s book” to read.
Did you see the books I received for Christmas? Here’s the link About Me, Books & Things then scroll down. Alternatively, here they be:
Have you read any of these?
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Great post. Enjoyed the read. – Medco.io
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Elizabeth, This is an eclectic list of authors, but you omitted A.S. Byatt. You enjoyed her work but have reservations about Possession.
Not so much reservations, just struggling. Moral, not to take a book to bed particularly when I’m dead-tired (after long hours tooth-combing A Greek Matinee). Unfortunately I lost your message regarding AS Byatt you posted at Manuscript Reader Comments. Moral not to try to approve via my phone! I’ve not yet finished reading “Possession” nor “A Whistling Woman”!
I compared your work with A.S. Byatt and that it is as good as her writing.
Ooooh! 🙂 Thanks