This week, the BTT question is: "Who's your favorite author that other people are NOT reading?"
And, predictably enough, the answer that springs to mind would be ME!!!
Just kidding, of course. In order to get anyone to read me, I'd actually have to publish something. And having arrived at my rather advanced stage in life with all those unrevised first drafts filed away, that is seeming more and more unlikely. So maybe I should give this a little more thought.
Most of my reading these days is either popular fiction or classic literature, so most of the authors are pretty well known. A few years ago, I might have said Anthony Powell; but lately he's been getting quite a lot of highly deserved attention, and can't really be called un-famous anymore. Same thing with Barbara Pym - people no longer look puzzled and say "Barbara who?" when I mention her name.
I suppose the most obscure writer I've come across recently would be Katie Kitamura - I read her debut novel The Longshot last year and really loved it. But as she's only published the one book, I don't suppose she really qualifies here. Maybe after she publishes that second novel I'm sure she's working on right now.