The list this week for Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet and I'm going to include those both alive and dead. I am also going to include a brief daydream about the where and the questions I would like to ask.
1. George R.R. Martin
I am a big fan of the Game of Thrones series. Location: maybe a Comic Con? Question: I have a theory about Jon Snow 'A Song of Ice and Fire' so I would like to ask him if it is true.
2. Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is super cool; I am really lucky to be able to see him at the Hay Festival this month too. There may be a write up on this, so watch this space!
3. J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings brought a lot of joy to my life. Location: probably in a dream. Questions: Why did Aragorn only have one child? What do you think it was that made Aragorn so courageous?
4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock is really enjoyable; it is a great distraction and involves brilliant imagination. Question: how do you come up with the clues that Sherlock sees?
Forster writes the most beautiful tales; I think this meeting would be more a case of curiosity.
6. Quentin Tarantino
Although he is not an author of books, he is an author of excellent scripts. Location: maybe a bar? Question: How do you keep so grounded and how do you still find the motivation to write?
7. Mikhail Bulgakov
Bulgakov is an author I really admire for his sheer dedication to writing even when then USSR turned his back on him by banning his writing. I guess my question would be a rhetorical one: I hope you realise people do love your works; they weren't in vain and they bring a great deal of pleasure.
8. Bernhard Schlink
Schlink wrote The Reader. I would love to learn German so perhaps the location and questions would be Germany related.
9. Friedrich Nietzsche
For those unfamiliar, Nietzsche was a philosopher who wrote in a colossal range of styles, from dialogues to poetry to essays. I wouldn't really have a question, I would just find it really interesting to see how he would normally speak given his diverse voice.
10. Vladimir Nabokov
What I really admire about Nabokov is his sheer fearless, his ability to write on taboo subjects. Question: do you have any advice for writing so fearlessly?