Authors whose books I would always read

  1. Diana Athill
  2. Kate Atkinson
  3. Pat Barker
  4. Iain Banks
  5. Michael Chabon
  6. Jonathon Coe
  7. Jilly Cooper
  8. Michel Faber
  9. Tibor Fischer
  10. Neil Gaiman
  11. P. D. James†
  12. Liz Jensen [will be removed from this list if her next book is as bad as The Rapture]
  13. John Irving
  14. Barbara Kingsolver
  15. George MacDonald Fraser†
  16. Patrick McGrath
  17. Thomas McGuane
  18. Allan Massie
  19. John Julius Norwich
  20. Chuck Palahniuk
  21. Orhan Pamuk
  22. K.J. Parker
  23. Iain Pears
  24. Daniel Pennac
  25. Arturo Perez-Reverte
  26. Thomas Pynchon
  27. Julian Rathbone†
  28. J.K. Rowling
  29. Salman Rushdie
  30. Alexei Sayle
  31. Will Self
  32. Jane Smiley
  33. Neal Stephenson
  34. Barbara Trapido
  35. Rose Tremain
  36. Barbara Vine
  37. Jo Walton
  38. Sarah Waters
Dead authors are only included if they were living when I first wrote this list.