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Sometimes, I get curious about certain writers through unusual means. It could be because of reading one of their books, as in the case of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but at other times it’s because of what I learn about them or about their work in other sources.
For example, I didn’t really get interested in Virginia Woolf after reading Mrs. Dalloway. To be honest, it didn’t appeal to me all that much. But once I read Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer, which includes considerable commentary on Woolf’s work, I had a fresh interest in Woolf. The interest has only doubled after I read her Writer’s Diary.
So today, I would like to know which authors intrigue you at the moment? Does this curiosity make you want to explore their works further, or do you want to know more about the author as a person?
How did you become interested in them?
Share your answers in the comments below, and who knows, perhaps your list will inspire others.