Most Famous Authors From Every

Washington State authors

2013-12-06-rickworkingfrance.jpgOur state has produced some great and serious authors (most notably Sherman Alexie and Richard Brautigan), and some very popular, mass-market writers (including romance novelist Debbie Macomber, Dune author Frank Herbert, and rabble rouser Glenn Beck). But they chose a guy who writes guidebooks. I suppose if it was based on titles in print (67) or ongoing sales (about a million a year), it might make sense to pick me...but certainly not for "literature." Still, I will willingly join the ranks of other states' most famous writers, from Herman Melville (New York) to Mark Twain (Missouri).

In my defense, I believe that, out of the 51 writers named, I'm the only one who's designed a series of phrase books, assessed the flamenco options in Sevilla, laid out a pub crawl in Venice, collected a listing of coffeshops where older travelers might enjoy a joint in Amsterdam, discussed the morality of stealing lunch from your guesthouse's breakfast buffet, or explained how to enjoy the Vienna Boys Choir without buying a ticket.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com
RELATED FACTS
Share this Post

Related posts

Famous American Literature authors

Famous American Literature authors

AUGUST 03, 2021

The American short story writer O. Henry (1862 - 1910) was born under the name William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North…

Read More
Best African American Authors

Best African American Authors

AUGUST 03, 2021

Booklist Starred Review Educator and historian Alphonse Keasley hosts and narrates this eight-part series that traces the…

Read More