Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Today’s topic is

TOP TEN AUTHORS WHO DESERVE MORE RECOGNITION.

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10. Annie Dillard | The Writing Life will blow your mind.  The Maytrees is incredible.

9. Luci Shaw | I deeply appreciate Shaw’s ability to write about Christianity without succumbing to over-sentimentality.  Her poems are like truth: good, hard-hitting.

8. Patrick Ness | After reading A Monster Calls (and sobbing like a baby) and then his Chaos Walking trilogy, I am convinced Ness is a different breed of YA author.  I love his depth.

7. Rainbow Rowell | She is definitely becoming more of a household name after the great success of Eleanor and Park— she deserves it!

6. Peter Beagle | I cannot say just how much I love The Last Unicorn, but I try to.

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5. Erin Morgenstern | Morgenstern only has one book out so far– The Night Circus— but the book is so utterly masterful that I want the world to know about her!

4. Leif Enger | Peace Like a River is sheer brilliance.

3. Yann Martel | With the new Life of Pi movie out, Martel is becoming more well-known.  But I am actually more intrigued by his other work: his novel Beatrice and Virgil and his short story “The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.”

2. Jandy Nelson | Again, Nelson only has one book out so far– The Sky is Everywhere— but it’s gorgeous and has landed her on my auto-buy list.

1. Melina Marchetta | I have an evangelical zeal for spreading the name of this Aussie author.  She is my favorite, and I won’t be satisfied until she has ALLTHERECOGNITION.  There are a lot of reasons you NEED to read Marchetta’s work.

Your turn!  Which authors do you think deserve more recognition?