Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Questions I Would Ask My Favorite Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week, we're talking about questions we'd ask our favorite authors. Not all of these authors are my absolute favorites (for one, I only chose authors who are alive), but here are ten questions I'd ask authors I respect and admire!

Roxane Gay: What was your favorite thing about living in the Upper Peninsula during your Ph.D. program?

Margaret Atwood: You've written so many brilliant modern classics. What modern classic means the most to you?

Alison Weir: What person in British Tudor history would you like to write a biography about, but there just isn't enough material there for a book?

Jeffrey Eugenides: What is your favorite place in Detroit?

Katherine Arden: What is your favorite Russian folk tale?

Donna Tartt: Your The Secret History is one of the most popular books not yet adapted for the the screen. Has there ever been an actor you thought would be perfect for one of the roles?

John U Bacon: Who is your favorite Michigan football player of all time?

George RR Martin: When are you going to finish The Winds of Winter?

Nick Hornby: Music was such an important part of High Fidelity. What is your favorite song?

Erik Larson: Is there a historical event or person that you find interesting, but you don't think you're the right person to write about?


  1. Great list! That's such a good question for Alison Weir--I wish we knew more about Jane Seymour, but I don't think we ever will unless someone discovers a stash of letters we never knew about.

    1. Jane is such a cypher! And Anne of Cleves had such an interesting story, I'd love to see Weir tell it!

  2. We ALL need to know that question to GRRM! Just finish it already. ;)

    My TTT

    1. I'm starting to feel crazy for thinking we'll see it someday!

  3. I love your question for Larson. I'm sure there are topics he's interested in but doesn't feel like he, personally, can write about for some reason. I'd love to hear how he would answer.

    Happy TTT!

    1. For nonfiction authors especially, I usually understand why they write about what they do but I'm always curious about stories they left un-pursued for whatever reason!

  4. Oh, I love your questions! I'd be so curious about the Katherine Arden, too. There are so many great Russian folktales! I've seen the GRRM question pop up several times, and it makes me giggle. Seems like it's what a lot of readers are wondering right now!

    Here's my TTT post.