13. Your Favourite Writer
While my favourite novels are those of J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Brandon Sanderson - fantasy authors who incorporate themes of faith into their work, I have other authors who can vie for this title of favourite writer. Below are these authors and my reasons why:
Jane Austen: Her works are all classic and beautiful social satire, I put her here because she knows
Susanna Clarke: Like Austen Clarke has a firm grasp of how to use language and social satire together, her writing is wonderful
Charles Dickens: Few other authors know how to write characters like Charles Dickens
G.K. Chesterton: It has been said that Chesterton never wrote an ugly phrase, I believe this to be true
E.A. Poe: Master of short horror stories and very adept at poetry...
Anton Chekhov: No one knows better how to show life with such simplicity and elegance mixed together
Franz Kafka: Not only does he have many wise reflections on life but Kafka has his own style which is as unique as it is wonderful
But I must stop here and say my favourite writer is Mervyn Peake because no one, no one, writes sentences or description or characters like Mervyn Peake. He is in a class of his own when it comes to how to create with language - the consummate artist.