Haruki Murakami - I've read just about everything he's ever written.
Javier Marias - The greatest writer alive.
David Foster Wallace - Gentle genius. Damn, I miss him.
Angela Carter - Such a unique vision and style, she created a genre.
Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is an all-time classic.
George Steiner - "After Babel" blew my mind and changed the way I think.
Vladimir Nabokov - My first true literary love.
Martin Amis - His essays crack me up, "Time's Arrow" broke my heart
Charles Dickens - David Copperfield is the greatest book of all time.
Writers for young people
Roald Dahl - I've read everything he ever wrote.
Astrid Lindgren - So underestimated in the English-speaking world.
Gianni Rodari - The mad genius.
Michael Ende - Nobody pushed the envelope of imagination like Ende.
Joanne Aiken - "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" is a must-read.
Nick Bruel - The "Bad Kitty" series makes me laugh so hard, love it!
Lloyd Alexander - Prydain still lives!
Roddy Doyle - The Giggler Treatment is a pure joy to read.