I know this is a physics and science forum, but we do need a well-rounded community right? My favorite writers: (1) Charles Dickens (2) Sylvia Plath (3) Ntoshake Shange (4) Roger Penrose (5) Alexander Dumas (6) William Shakespeare (7) Emily Bronte (8) Charlotte Bronte Charles Dickens takes the #1 spot, because of his innovative prose. His stories too were very coherent (especially David Copperfield) my favorite. Although I did not particularly enjoy Bleak House. Shakespeare is good too, but I am not a fan of the Old English Dialect. His sonnets are good (i.e. the Shakespearean sonnett). Also, I really liked The Tempest, and Macbeth. Who are your favorite authors? Why? Is it because of the plot and story, the writing style (i.e. voice), literary devices, etc.. From these authors, which works do you enjoy?