All time? I literally cannot think that way, there are so many, here are some that I would consider my all time favourites:
1. Who’s your all-time favorite author, and why?
Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Maxine Hong Kingston
C. S. Lewis
Harriet Beecher Stowe
2. Who was your first favorite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favorites?
I am sure that when I was little I enjoyed different picture books, and chapter books. I do remember loving The Boxcar Children. But nothing stunned me as much as reading Harriet Beecher Stowe
for the first time. I read Uncle Tom's Cabin and could not get over the severity of the situation. AHHH! I cried and cried. I was probably 12 years old and had never had much idea of slavery, as I attended Spanish public schools and history is not one of their strong points. I knew it had existed and that was about it. I could not get enough of Uncle Tom, little Eva and Co.
And yes, it still rings true for me. I got to re-read it in college for a literature class! I again, loved it. I know that there is discussion about this book, and that maybe Harriet could have done things differently. What I know though, is that we cannot judege the people from the past, through our present knowledge. She tried, and did her best...personaly her writing attacked me like a ravenous dog takes a hamburger. I still love it.
3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?From the list I can see that Sinan Antoon Miljenko Jergovic
4. If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?Well, right now I love Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis I and II), Nichole Krauss (The History of Love), Rozena Maart (The Writing Circle) .