Included in my September collage are some of the greatest poets of all time, two Booker Prize Winners, several in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genres, including a back to back winner of two Hugo Award along with writers at the start of what I predict will be distinguished careers.
I posted upon the work of 8 men and 10 women.
11 are alive and 6 are not. America has the most authors this month at 7
followed by England with 4, Ireland 2, Canada 2, Italy 1, and Iran (was Persia) 1.
There are six poets in the collage. I anticipate reading more poetry going forward.
I do collages because I enjoy it and it helps New readers see at a glance the multicultural nature of The Reading Life and my commitment to Literary Globalism.
Somehow it gives me a good feeling to place an image of a just starting writer next to one from the Pantheon.
Column One (at the left, top to bottom
- Jenny Zhang, author of The Sour Heart
- T. S. Eliot. The Waste Land, most influential poem of the 20th Century
- Samuel Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
- Shauna Gilligan, author of Happiness Comes from Nowhere
- Meia Geddes- author of The Little Queen
- Jeff Pearce. Nonfiction on WW Two in Ethiopia
- Anne C. Bailey - historian on Slavery in America
- Mavis Gallant
- Sylvia Plath
- N. K. Jemisin - winner of back to back Hugo Awards
- Rachel Kaddish. - Author of The Weight of Ink
- Omar Khayyam
- Penelope Lively. Booker Prize Winner
- John Keats
- Thomas Gray
- John Banville. Booker Prize Winner
- Edgardo Franzosini-author of The Grazer
- Naomi Kritzer - Science Fiction Writer.
Additionally I read two books upon which I did not post:
- The Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic by Donald Mendolsohn
- Moving the Palace by Charif Majdalan
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