Friday, June 23, 2017

Writers for Dinner

You can invite 12 writers, living or dead, novels and plays, for dinner and they will magically appear. Who would make your list?

My quick choices:
  1. William Shakespeare
  2. Charles Dickens
  3. Flannery O'Connor
  4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  5. George Orwell
  6. Leo Tolstoy
  7. Anthony Trollope
  8. Agatha Christie
  9. Tom Wolfe
  10. John Updike
  11. Graham Greene
  12. William Faulkner


At 5:52 AM, Blogger Vince Dunn said...

David McCullough

At 6:13 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Great choice but, to be fair, I should ask for a list of historians.

I'll do that next week. Please be thinking of the ones you'd like at the table with McCullough.


At 8:02 AM, Blogger Harvey Morrell said...

Jim Harrison, Robert B. Parker, Ernest Hemingway, Mary Oliver, Ingeborg Bachmann, H.L. Mencken (I get to include him for Heliogabalus (A Buffoonery in Three Acts) (1920)), Virginia Woolf, Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Wisława Szymborska, Robert Heinlein, David Brin, and Jerzy Kosinski.

At 8:07 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...



May I pour the wine and linger in the background?


At 9:10 AM, Blogger Harvey Morrell said...

Of course! You and Kurt Harden are also invited. :)

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


That would be a hard invitation to turn down.


At 6:18 PM, Blogger Eclecticity said...

Frank Schaeffer
Robert Coles
Brennan Manning
Simon Tugwell, O.P.
Maya Angelou
Dean Koontz
Stephen King
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Robert Caro
Camille Paglia

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Eclecticity said...

Sorry about adding people who wrote/write non-fiction and I only offered 10. I will add Updike and O'Conner. E.

At 7:37 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


Many thanks!

A very interesting list.



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