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In the event I have more than one great option, I usually decide not to choose between them. After all, it's all about the words.

Here's looking at you, PJ

Posted by PJBraley on December 31, 2016


John Denver, aka Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., American songwriter.

Joseph Rudyard Kipling, English writer and poet.

Pau Casals i Defilló, aka Pablo Casals, Spanish cellist and conductor.

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist. Currently incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou, Liaoning.

Aidan Chambers, award-winning British writer.

David Raymond Sedaris, American writer and satirist. 

Jane Leavy, award-winning American sportswriter.

Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling, American screenwriter and playwright.

Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer and poet. Nobel Prize in Literature for Poetry (1956).

Dame Carol Ann Duffy, DBE, FRSL, Scottish poet and playwright.

Charles de Lint, Canadian writer of Dutch origins.

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, British writer. Served as Prime Minister.

Alain de Botton, FRSL, Swiss-born, British-based writer.

Derrick Jensen, American writer.

Saki aka Hector Hugh (H.H.) Munro, British writer and satirist.

Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer and lyricist.

John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and writer.

Jane Austen, English writer.

Muriel Rukeyser, American poet.

Kelley Armstrong, Canadian writer.

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine, German writer and poet.

Helen Dunmore, award-winning British writer and poet.

Jim Harrison, American writer, poet, and screenwriter.

Margaret Rumer Godden, OBE, English writer and poet.

John Milton, English writer and poet.

John Banville (aka Benjamin Black), award-winning Irish writer and screenwriter.

Willa Sibert Cather, American writer.

Garth Stein, American writer.

Walter Elias "Walt" Disney, American cartoonist.

Samuel Butler, English author.

Henry Anatole Grunwald, Austrian-born journalist, managing editor of TIME magazine.

Charles J. Shields, American writer.

Rex Todhunter Stout, American writer.