Hello there, homo sapiens! It’s time for Top 5 Tuesday.
This tag is hosted by Shannah over at Bionic Book Worm.
March is a themed month and this month’s theme is Authors from A-Z. Last week. we had authors with names starting with the letters F, G, H, I & J. Today we’ll be having authors whose names start with K, L, M, N, & O. Again, I opted for family names.
K – Ken Kesey
Ken Elton Kesey is an American writer and a hero in countercultural reveolution and the hippie movement in the 1960s. He was a paid volunteer experiment subject in a veterans hospital and this experience served as background for his most popular novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
L – Harper Lee
Nelle Harper Lee is an American writer most popularly known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature.
M – Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is my number one favorite author. He is a Japanese novelist and a short story writer. He is well-known for his deep imaginative novels and often ambiguous. Some of his well-known books include Kafka on the Shore, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood.
N – Viet Thanh Nguyen
Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American novelist. His debut novel The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016.
O – Yoko Ogawa
Yoko Ogawa is a Japanese writer and well-known for her book The Housekeeper and the Professor. She has been awarded several prizes for her literary career such as The Kaien Prize in 1988 and The Yomiuri Prize in 2004.
Have you heard of these authors before? (I doubt you haven’t!) Have you read any of their works? Any recommendations? I look forward to reading your Top 5 Tuesdays so drop a link on the comments section so I can check them all out.
Happy Tuesday, homo sapiens!
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