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What Authors Would You Sleep With?

gloriajn recently posted a meme involving bolding the names of the actors you'd sleep with. This caused me to feel very left out and unable to participate, because I never see any movies and am completely unfamiliar with all the actors and therefore I cannot have any idea whether I would sleep with them or not. But to make myself feel better, I looked for a list of authors and am now starting a new meme in which I will boldface the names of the authors I'd sleep with. Also, for some of them boldface just didn't feel sufficient to express how desperately I want them, so I was driven to put their names in large font as well.

Harriet Martineau (1802-76)
Lydia Maria Child (1802-80)
Catherine Parr Traill (1802-99)
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
Susanna Moodie (1803-85)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61)
William Gilmore Simms (1806-70)
Elizabeth Oakes Smith (1806-93)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)
Caroline Norton (1808-77)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
T. S. Arthur (1809-85)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-94)
Sarah Margaret Fuller (1810-50)
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65)
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63)
Horace Greeley (1811-72)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-96)
Charles Dickens (1812-70)
Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury (1812-80)
Edward Lear (1812-88)
Robert Browning (1812-89)
Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-82)
Anthony Trollope (1815-82)
Charlotte Brontë (1816-55)
Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)
Emily Brontë (1818-48)
Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-61)
Charles Kingsley (1819-75)
George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-80) (She was arguably queer - she had a romantic friendship - but when the concept of queerness started being invented and she realized that the friendship she had was becoming stigmatized, she backed away from the sexual implications. I don't think she'd be calling herself queer these days.)
Susan Bogert Warner (1819-85)
Herman Melville (1819-91)
James Russel Lowell (1819-91)
Walt Whitman (1819-92) (Some of his poetry is good but some of it I really don't like that much. I find him very arrogant, which I usually consider a positive trait, but in him it sometimes isn't.)
John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)
Anne Brontë (1820-49)
Jean Ingelow (1820-97)
Mary Anne Sadlier (1820-1903)
Frances Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
Gustave Flaubert (1821-80)
Matthew Arnold (1822-88)
Francis Parkman (1823-93)
Wilkie Collins (1824-89)
George Macdonald (1824-1905)
Bayard Taylor (1825-78)
Stephen Collins Foster (1826-64)
Anna Bartlett Warner (1827-1915)
Ellen Gould White (1827-1915)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82)
George Meredith (1828-1909)
Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
Emily Dickinson (1830-86)
Christina Rossetti (1830-94) (She was queer, but I think she was too guilt-ridden about it for me.)
Helen Hunt Jackson (1831-85)
Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910)
Louisa May Alcott (1832-88)
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-98)
Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908)
Artemus Ward [Charles Farrar Browne] (1834-67)
William Morris (1834-96)
Horatio Alger (1834-99)
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-68)
Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
Susan Coolidge [Sarah Chauncey Woolsey] (1835-1905)
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)
Alfred Austin (1835-1913)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919)
Marietta Holley (1836-1926)
Edward Eggleston (1837-1902)
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)
Joaquin Miller (1837-1913)
William Dean Howells (1837-1920)
John Burroughs (1837-1921)
John Hay (1838-1905)
John Muir (1838-1914)
Walter Pater (1839-94)
Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-94)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Maria Louise Pool (1841-98)
Sidney Lanier (1842-81)
William James (1842-1910)
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?)
Henry James (1843-1916)
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-98)
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward (1844-1911)
George Washington Cable (1844-1925)
Will Carleton (1845-1912)
Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Alice Thompson Meynell (1847-1922)
Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)
Sarah Barnwell Elliott (1848-1928)
Emma Lazarus (1849-87)
Eliza Jane Poitevent Holbrook Nicholson (1849-96)
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
Edward Bellamy (1850-98)
Eugene Field (1850-95)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)
Charles Egbert Craddock [Mary Noailles Murfree] (1850-1922)
Laura Elizabeth Richards (1850-1943)
Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930)
Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)
Edwin Markham (1852-1940)
Thomas Nelson Page (1853-1922)
David Belasco (1853-1931)
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) (I definitely would if he were queer. He did write some queer plays, but that's not enough.)
Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)
Frank Harris (1856-1931)
Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856-1935)
Alice Brown (1856-1948)
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)
Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
Harriet Monroe (1860-1936)
Owen Wister (1860-1938)
Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)
Bliss Perry (1860-1954)
Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920)
Sarah Jeanette Duncan (1861-1922)
Bliss Carman (1861-1929)
O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
D. C. Scott (1862-1947)
Wilbur Cross (1862-1948)
Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952)
Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924)
George Santayana (1863-1952)
Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)
Paul More (1864-1937)
Irving Babbitt (1865-1933)
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)
Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936)
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
John Galsworthy (1867-1933)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)
Eleanor Porter (1868-1920)
Mary [Hunter] Austin (1868-1934)
Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
William Allen White (1868-1944)
W. E. B. DuBois (1868-1963)
Charlotte Mew (1869-1929) (She was queer, but too religious for my taste.)
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)
Frank Norris (1870-1902)
Saki (H. H. Munro) (1870-1916)
Mary Johnston (1870-1936)
Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (1870-1942)
Catherine Roxburgh Carswell (1870-1946)
Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
Winston Churchill (1871-1947)
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Zane Grey (1872-1939)
Leonora Speyer (1872-1956)
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939)
Anne Douglas Sedgwick (1873-1935)
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (1873-1945)
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Walter De la Mare (1873-1956)
Dorothy Richardson (1873-1957)
Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1925)
Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Anna Hempstead Branch (1874-1937)
Zona Gale (1874-1938)
L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942)
Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945)
Alice Miller (1874-1942)
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) (I'd be too annoyed by her machismo and her insane admiration of Hitler - despite being Jewish herself. I'd rather have Alice Toklas.)
Charles Beard (1874-1948)
Owen Davis (1874-1956)
Robert W. Service (1874-1958)
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)
Jean Webster [Alice Jane Chandler Webster] (1876-1916)
Jack London (1876-1916)
Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958)
Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914)
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)
Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1957)
James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)
Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964)
E. M. Forster (1879-1970) (He's really too Victorian for me and I don't think we'd last, but I probably wouldn't be able to resist trying.)
Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943) (Ha, she and I would make the most bizarre couple ever. We would probably both want to kill each other because we disagree so violently over the queer by choice/born that way thing.)
H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958)
Julia Peterkin (1880-1961)
Helen Keller (1880-1968) (I would definitely sleep with her if she were queer. She was way cooler than they're willing to admit to you in most history books. She was a pinko Commie union organizer. But I do not have any evidence that she was queer. Maybe I could convert her.)
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964)
Kathleen Norris (1880-1966)
Clive Bell (1881-1964)
P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975)
James Joyce (1882-1941)
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Susan Glaspell (1882-1948)
A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)
Mina Loy (1882-1966)
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Eunice Tietjens (1884-1944)
Damon Runyon (1884-1946)
Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963)
Naomi Ellington Jacob (1884-1964)
Gladys Cromwell (1885-1919)
Elinor Hoyt Wylie (1885-1928)
D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Ring Lardner (1885-1933)
DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)
Constance Rourke (1885-1941)
Carl Van Doren (1885-1950)
Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)
Anzia Yezierska (1885-1970)
Frances Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970)
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977)
Randolph Silliman Bourne (1886-1918)
Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1886-1941)
Zoe Akins (1886-1958)
H. D. [Hilda Doolittle] (1886-1961)
Margaret Ayer Barnes (1886-1967)
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
John Reed (1887-1920)
Aldo Leopold (1887-1948)
Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887-1956)
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)
Edna Ferber (1887-1968)
Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
Katherine Mansfield [Kathleen Beauchamp] (1888-1923) (She was queer, but so tormented by internalized homophobia that I odn't think I could stand her.)
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953)
Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)
Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959)
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) (I'd get along very well with his cats, but not with him.)
John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)
Ethel Davis Wilson (1888-1980)
Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)
Rose Macaulay (1889-1958)
Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937)
Claude Mckay (1890-1848)
Christopher Morley (1890-1957)
Angela Thirkell (1890-1961)
Conrad Richter (1890-1968)
Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Nella Larsen (1891-1964)
Anne Nichols (1891-1966)
Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Stella Benson (1892-1933)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
Ivy Compton-Burnett (1892-1969)
Josephine Herbst (1892-1969)
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)
Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978)
Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980)
Djuna Barnes (1892-1982) (Nothing against her as a person, but I think the fact that I can't stand her writing would make things immensely awkward.)
Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982)
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Thorne Smith (1893-1934)
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961)
Evelyn Scott (1893-63)
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Michael Gold [Irving Granich] (1893-1967)
Donald Davidson (1893-1968)
Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970)
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978)
Madeline Freya (1893-1993)
Rachel Field (1894-1942)
Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948)
James Thurber (1894-1961)
Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)
e. e. cummings (1894-1962)
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
Ben Hecht (1894-1964)
Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
Mark Van Doren (1894-1972)
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)
Edmund Wilson (1895-1972)
Babette Deutsch (1895-1982)
Caroline Gordon (1895-1981)
Robert Graves (1895-1985)
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)
Susanne Katherina Knauth Langer (1895-1985)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Philip Barry (1896-1949)
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953)
Josephine Tey (1896-1952)
Margaret Kennedy (1896-1967)
Vera Mary Brittain (1896-1970)
John Dos Passos (1896-1970)
William Faulkner (1897-1962)
Lillian Smith (1897-1966)
Enid Blyton (1897-1968)
Louise Bogan (1897-1970)
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
Kenneth Burke (1897-1993)
Stephen Vincent Benet (1898-1943)
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Malcolm Cowley (1898-1989)
Hart Crane (1899-1932)
Lynn Riggs (1899-1954)
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Elizabeth Bowen [Dorothea Cole] (1899-1973)
Noel Coward (1899-1973)
Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)
Allen Tate (1899-1979)
Antonia White (1899-1980)
E. B. White (1899-1985)
Leonie Fuller Adams (1899-1988)
Thomas Wolfe (1900-38)
Margaret Mitchell (1900-49)
Edward Dahlberg (1900-77)
John Gunther (1901-70)
Robert Francis (1901-90)
Laura Riding Jackson (1901-91)
Barbara Cartland (1901-2000)
Langston Hughes (1902-67)
John Steinbeck (1902-68)
Philip Wylie (1902-71)
Ogden Nash (1902-71)
Arna Bontemps (1902-73)
Jessamyn West (1902-84)
Norman Maclean (1902-90)
Countee Cullen (1903-46)
Marya Zaturenska (1902-82)
Nathanael West (1903-40)
George Orwell (1903-50)
Evelyn Waugh (1903-66)
Cornell Woolrich (1903-68)
Anaïs Nin (1903-77) (Haven't read her, have been told she's sexy, but have always had the vague feeling she's a little too . . . um . . . "goth"? . . . for my taste. Oh, and Gore Vidal says she was a pathological liar.)
Clare Boothe Luce (1903-87)
Erskine Caldwell (1903-87)
Rosamund Lehman (1903-90)
Kay Boyle (1903-92)
Caroline Moore Miller (1903-92)
Moss Hart (1904-61)
Margery Allingham (1904-66)
Betty Smith (1904-72)
Nancy Mitford (1904-73)
Edmond Hamilton (1904-77)
Christopher Isherwood (1904-86)
Issac Bashevis Singer (1904-91)
John Sanford (1904-2003)
Richard Eberhart (1904- )
Perry Miller (1905-63)
John O'Hara (1905-70)
Vina Delmar (1905-75)
Lionel Trilling (1905-75)
Dalton Trumbo (1905-76)
John Dickson Carr (1905-77)
Ayn Rand (1905-82)
Kenneth Rexroth (1905-82)
Lillian Hellman (1905-84)
Robert Penn Warren (1905-89)
Emily Hahn (1905-97)
Stanley Kunitz (1905- )
Robert E. Howard (1906-36)
Clifford Odets (1906-63)
Fredric Brown (1906-72)
Sterling North (1906-74)
Crockett Johnson (1906-75)
Samuel Beckett (1906-89)
Cleanth Brooks (1906-94)
Henry Roth (1906-95)
Catherine Cookson (1906-98)
Aileen Fisher (1906-2002)
Louis MacNeice (1907-63)
Rachel Carson (1907-64)
W. H. Auden (1907-73) (I sometimes find him a little stuffy, but any friend of Christopher Isherwood's is someone I can hardly turn down.)
Loren Eiseley (1907-77)
Mary Coyle Chase (1907-81)
Jesse Stuart (1907-84)
Robert Heinlein (1907-88) (Never ever! He's far too misogynist.)
Daphne du Maurier (1907-89)
James Michener (1907-97)
Betty MacDonald (1908-58)
Richard Wright (1908-60) (I love him, but he wasn't queer, so no.)
Theodore Roethke (1908-63)
Ian Fleming (1908-1964)
Philip Rahv (1908-73)
Olivia Manning (1908-80)
William Saroyan (1908-81)
Louis L'Amour (1908-88)
William Maxwell (1908-2000)
Dee Alexander Brown (1908-2002)
Kathleen Jessie Raine (1908-2003)
James Agee (1909-55)
August Derleth (1909-71)
Nelson Algren (1909-81)
Chester Himes (1909-84)
Eudora Welty (1909-2001)
Wallace Stegner (1909-93)
Stephen Spender (1909-95)
Charles Olson (1910-70)
Wright Morris (1910- )
Paul Bowles (1910-99)
Josephine Johnson (1910- )
Paul Goodman (1911-72)
Kenneth Patchen (1911-72)
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79)
L. Ron Hubbard (1911-86) (Oh goddess, NEVER!)
William Golding (1911-93)
Pamela Hansford Johnson (1912-81)
John Cheever (1912-82)
Mary McCarthy (1912-89)
Lawrence Durrell (1912-90)
Patrick White (1912-90)
Harry Levin (1912-94)
May Sarton (1912-95) (We'd probably never say a word to each other since she's one of the few people who did even less talking or leaving the house or doing anything at all in her life than me, but, well, we'd never argue and we'd have plenty in common.)
Mary Lavin (1912-96)
Irving Layton (1912- )
Delmore Schwartz (1913-66)
William Inge (1913-73)
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-80)
Irwin Shaw (1913-84)
May Swenson (1913-89)
Robertson Davies (1913-95)
Karl Shapiro (1913-2000)
Dylan Thomas (1914-53)
Randall Jarrell (1914-65)
John Berryman (1914-72)
Tennessee Williams (1914-83)
Bernard Malamud (1914-86)
John Hersey (1914-93)
Ralph Ellison (1914-94)
William S. Burroughs (1914-97) (I don't get along well with heroin addicts.)
James Laughlin (1914-97)
Laurie Lee (1914-97)
Howard Fast (1914-2003)
Budd Schulberg (1914- )
Thomas Merton (1915-68)
Jean Stafford (1915-79)
Alfred Kazin (1915-98)
Saul Bellow (1915- )
Arthur Miller (1915- )
Herman Wouk (1915- )
Brion Gysin (1916-86)
Roald Dahl (1916-90)
Walker Percy (1916-90)
Irving Wallace (1916-90)
Frank Yerby (1916-91)
Dorothy Salisbury Davis (1916- )
P. K. Page (1916- )
Mary Stewart (1916- )
Carson McCullers (1917-67)
Jane Bowles (1917-73) (She was queer, yes, but she wore scary amounts of makeup and was maybe a little too mentally unstable for me.)
Robert Lowell (1917-77)
Peter Hillsman Taylor (1917-94)
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
Arthur C. Clarke (1917- )
Sidney Sheldon (1917- )
Zenna Henderson (1917-83)
Mary Tall Mountain (1918-94)
Muriel Spark (1918- )
Shirley Jackson (1919-65)
Robert Duncan (1919-88)
Iris Murdoch (1919-99)
Florence Parry Heide (1919- )
Doris Lessing (1919- )
J. D. Salinger (1919- )
Isaac Asimov (1920-92)
Howard Nemerov (1920-92)
Irving Howe (1920-93)
Charles Bukowski (1920-94)
Mario Puzo (1920-99)
Ray Bradbury (1920- )
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1920- )
James Jones (1921-77)
Richard Wilbur (1921- )
Brian Moore (1921-99)
Jack Kerouac (1922-69)
Philip Larkin (1922-85)
William Gaddis (1922-98)
Damon Knight (1922-2002)
Kingsley Amis (1922- )
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922- )
Brendan Behan (1923-64)
Avram Davidson (1923-93)
James Dickey (1923-97)
Denise Levertov (1923-97)
Norman Mailer (1923- )
John Mortimer (1923- )
Joseph Heller (1923- )
Grace Metalious (1924-64)
Truman Capote (1924-84) (Gore Vidal says he was a pathological liar, so if that's true I guess we wouldn't last long, but I never realize people are pathological liars until after I've already been in a relationship with them for months, and the moment Truman Capote started flirting with me I'm sure I'd lose all faith in the accuracy of Gore Vidal's judgment.)
James Baldwin (1924-87)
Flannery O'Connor (1925-64)
Nina Mary Bawden (1925- )
William Styron (1925- )
John Hawkes (1925- )
Kenneth Koch (1925-2002)
Russell Hoban (1925- )
Gore Vidal (1925- ) (This would be a deeply disappointing relationship since Gore Vidal only has sex when either [a] it's with someone he doesn't actually like, or [b] he's drunk at the time and regrets it later. And I hate being around drunk people. But I'd probably be stupid enough to fall for him anyway. Wait, who am I kidding here? I already have fallen for him.)
Robert Cormier (1925-2000)
Frank O'Hara (1926-66)
Neal Cassady (1926-68)
Margaret Laurence (1926-87)
Allen Ginsberg (1926- )
Robert Creeley (1926- )
A. R. Ammons (1926-2001)
James Merrill (1926-2005)
Frederick Buechner (1926- )
W. D. Snodgrass (1926- )
Amanda Cross [aka Carolyn Heilbrum] (1926- )
Harper Lee (1926- )
James Wright (1927-80)
Edward Abbey (1927-89)
Robert Bly (1927-80)
Don Pendleton (1927-95)
John Ashbery (1927- )
Daniel Keyes (1927- )
Galway Kinnell (1927- )
Robert Kroetsch (1927- )
W. S. Merwin (1927- )
Anne Sexton (1928-74)
Philip K. Dick (1928-82)
Julian Mayfield (1928-84)
Betty Lou Baker (1928-87)
Edward Albee (1928- )
Maya Angelou (1928- )
Anita Brookner (1928- )
Cynthia Ozick (1928- )
Hubert Selby, Jr. (1928- )
Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929- )
Ursula K. LeGuin (1929- )
Chaim Potok (1929- )
Adrienne Rich (1929- )
George Steiner (1929- )
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-65)
Ted Hughes (1930-1998)
Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-99)
John Barth (1930- )
Gregory Corso (1930- )
Harold Pinter (1930- )
Gary Snyder (1930- )
Derek Walcott (1930- )
Donald Barthelme (1931-89)
Mordecai Richler (1931-2001)
Toni Morrison (1931- )
E. L. Doctorow (1931- )
John McPhee (1931- )
Alice Munro (1931- )
Jane Rule (1931- )
Tom Wolfe (1931- )
Sylvia Plath (1932-63) (I like her, but she was way too crazy for me to handle.)
Robert Coover (1932- )
Umberto Eco (1932- )
Antonia Fraser (1932- )
John Jakes (1932- )
Michael McClure (1932- )
Edna O'Brien (1932- )
John Updike (1932- )
Jerzy Kosinski (1933-91)
Beryl Bainbridge (1933- )
Ernest J. Gaines (1933- )
John Gardner (1933- )
Cormac McCarthy (1933- )
Reynolds Price (1933- )
Philip Roth (1933- )
Susan Sontag (1933- ) (I'm not sure I'm sufficiently familiar with her to say this for sure yet, but my impressions so far are good.)
Audre Lorde (1934-92)
Kathy Acker (1934- ) (Not my type.)
Imamu Amiri Baraka [LeRoi Jones] (1934- )
Alan Bennett (1934- )
Leonard Cohen (1934- ) (Well, I might, but his novel's portrayal of women seemed really two-dimensional to me and I don't think we'd last long.)
Diane Di Prima (1934- ) (Maybe? I haven't read anything by her. I know she was queer, which would generally cause me optimism, but she was also a Beat writer, and all the Beat writers tend to be glaring exceptions to my usual tendency to like almost any other queer writers. Nihilism and drugs are major turn-offs for me.)
Harlan Ellison (1934- )
Joan Didion (1934- )
Kate Millett (1934- )
N. Scott Momaday (1934- )
John Rechy (1934- ) (He's queer, but not my type at all.)
Richard Brautigan (1935-84)
Ken Kesey (1935- )
Jack Richardson (1935- )
Michael Benedikt (1935- )
Richard David Bach (1936- )
A. S. Byatt (1936- )
Don DeLillo (1936- )
Alistair MacLeod (1936- )
Tom Robbins (1936- )
Jane Chambers (1937-83)
Terry Carr (1937- )
Gillian Clarke (1937- )
Jilly Cooper (1937- )
Bertha Harris (1937- )
Tony Harrison (1937- )
Jim Harrison (1937- )
William Kelley (1937- )
Thomas Pynchon (1937- )
Joanna Russ (1937- )
Raymond Carver (1938-88)
Caryl Churchill (1938- )
Judith Sylvia Martin (1938- )
Joyce Carol Oates (1938- )
Ishmael Reed (1938- ) (I used to like him, but after reading his novel Japanese by Spring, HELL NO.)
Margaret Atwood (1939- )
Alan Ayckbourn (1939- )
Suzy McKee Charnas (1939- )
Margaret Drabble (1939- )
Katherine V. Forrest (1939- )
Seamus Heaney (1939- )
Angela Carter (1940-92) (Just not my type. Her tastes seemed kind of scary to me.)
Judy Grahn (1940- )
Edmund White (1940- )
Beth Brant (1941- )
P. T. Deutermann (1941- )
Anne Rice (1941- ) (Well, she does adore David Bowie just as much as I do, but I have much too low a tolerance for her vampire obsession.)
Gloria Anzaldua (1942-2004) (She identified as lesbian by choice but said she thought some other people were born lesbian. I get easily put off by that kind of thing.)
Michael Crichton (1942- )
Samuel R. Delaney (1942- ) (Eh. He's militantly opposed to using condoms for oral sex, and is fond of having it with hundreds of people. So no.)
Marilyn Hacker (1942- ) (I don't know what it is about her, but I don't feel like she's my type.)
John Irving (1942- ) (I love him, but I don't think he's queer, so no.)
Erica Jong (1942- ) (She's queer, but her tastes in types of sex scare me, so no.)
Nikki Giovanni (1943- )
Susan Griffin (1943- )
Michael Ondaatje (1943- )
Sam Shepard (1943- )
Rosemary Wells (1943- )
Rita Mae Brown (1944- ) (Eh. There was a time when I would have said yes to her, but after having seen her speak in person, I think she's way too libertarian for me.)
Richard Ford (1944- )
Pat Parker (1944- )
Alice Walker (1944- ) (Although her refusal to quite call herself queer would get on my nerves pretty quickly. I guess we wouldn't last long together.)
Tobias Wolff (1944- )
Annie Dillard (1945-) (I would, but I don't think she's queer.)
Barry Lopez (1945-)
Anne Waldman (1945-)
Minnie Bruce Pratt (1946- ) (She's probably a little too femme for my tastes, and her partner Leslie Feinberg is probably a little too butch for my tastes, which is sad because they're both quite brilliant and have so many other perfect qualities that really I should just stop being so picky. Except for the fact that they don't want me anyway, which I guess takes away the motivation for me to stop being so picky.)
Tom Clancy (1947- )
Stephen King (1947- )
David Mamet (1947- )
Salman Rushdie (1947- ) (I love him, but I don't think he's queer, so no.)
William F. Gibson (1948- )
Peter Ackroyd (1949- )
Dorothy Allison (1949- ) (Yes, she's a lesbian and an excellent writer, but in spite of that, we really have awfully little in common. Her cultural background is quite possibly even more different from mine than the Victorian writers.)
Martin Amis (1949- )
Olga Broumas (1949- ) (She's lesbian and a great poet, but, well, lines like "I will drink your blood" really put me off.)
Lois McMaster Bujold (1949- )
Jonathan Carroll (1949- )
Leslie Feinberg (1949- ) (See my comments on hir partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, above.)
Gayl Jones (1949- )
Jane Urquhart (1949- )
Julia Alvarez (1950- )
Howard Buten (1950- )
Greg Bear (1951- )
Steve Erickson (1951- )
Joy Harjo (1951- )
Paul Muldoon (1951- )
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
Amy Tan (1952- )
Carolyn Lampman (1952- )
Anita Endrezze (1952- )
Amy Bloom (1953- ) (I'm not sure we'd last long, because she's a psychologist and I have a pretty pervasive dislike of most of the ideas upon which most of the mental-health industry is based. I'd give her a chance, because I'd want to believe she was an exception, but I'm not entirely confident.)
Carl Hiaasen (1953- )
Nora Naranjo-Morse (1953- )
Patrick Califia-Rice (1954- ) (Ack, no. I have a certain slightly begrudging admiration for his intellect, but his whole ethos is so incompatible with mine it's not even funny.)
Mary Gaitskill (1954- ) (I really want to give her a chance because she shares a lot of my ideas about what's wrong with the world. Unfortunately, she shares them mostly after having experienced and been all those things before turning against them, and I'm not really sure how well we'd be able to bridge the vast differences in our backgrounds.)
Linda Smukler (1954- )
Bruce Sterling (1954- )
Tony Kushner (1956- )
Nicholson Baker (1957- )
Alicia Ann Lloyd (1957- )
Anchee Min (1957- )
Jeanette Winterson (1959- ) (I would, but I fear she'd find out that I prefer her earlier novels to her later ones, and that probably wouldn't go over well.)
Anita Rau Badami (1961- )
Arundhati Roy (1961- ) (I definitely would, but I don't think she's queer.)
Donna Tartt (1963- )
Chang-rae Lee (1965- )
J. K. Rowling (1965- )
Sherman Alexie (1966- )
Edwidge Danticat (1969- ) (I definitely would, but I don't think she's queer.)
Rebbecca Ray (1972- )
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