20 Hottest Authors by Deb Gail

I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot since it was first proposed and thinking how much I like it but that makes me wonder if that means I’m superficial since I immediately interpreted “hot” as meaning sexy or attractive or does that mean that I’m just caught up in this whole list thing that seems to be a trend or that I’m over-thinking the whole thing or…

… okay, 20, huh?

1-5. My fellow debutantes. So in the order of their “hot” mugs appearing on the site… Danielle Younge-Ullman, Eileen Cook, Jenny Gardiner, Jess Riley and Lisa Daily.
6. Lolly Winston
7. Kristy Kiernan
8. Amy MacKinnon
9. Tasha Alexander
10. Amy Guth
11. Nicole Krauss
12. Marisha Pessl
13. Sara Gruen
14. Jhumpa Lahiri
15. Zadie Smith

At this point I’m looking at my list and thinking that’s all females which I’m thinking that might lead you to believe I’m not attracted to men. But that isn’t true. I just think there are more attractive female authors than male authors. But in the spirit of fairness and equality and all that jazz, I’ll give it a shot…

16-18. For the hot nerdy brainy look, I’ll go with the three Jonathans… Jonathan Lethem, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen.
19. Ethan Canin
20. Dave Eggers

That’s 20. That’s it.

Should we have a vote at the end of the week? Or, better yet, how about all of you, readers, share your list and then we can make a master list that we can… I don’t know, do something with?

Deb Gail

15 Replies to “20 Hottest Authors by Deb Gail”

  1. I’ve seen Jonathan Franzen in person and he’s not NEARLY as hot as his author photo.

    I hope my author photo works the same way, frankly.

  2. I actually don’t find him that hot other than that tortured author look he has going on. But I was having a hard time finding hot male authors…

    Eileen, of course you made the list!!

  3. Thank you, Gail, for confirming that male authors are difficult to note. Although only one man has been presented on my blog, now I don’t feel as guilt-ridden! *sigh*

  4. Wow! I’ve never been on a hot list! Take *that*, People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People list. This list is way better!

    Thank you! I am honored to be listed among such Hottie McHott-Hotts.

  5. Thanks Danielle, you didn’t have to say that…

    Good to know it isn’t just me, Larramie.

    Never been on a hot list, Amy? You sure? And this is WAAAY better than the People Magazine list!

  6. I’ve only met Jess and believe me… hottie… but I can tell the rest are too!! And yes, Joanne, he is a cutie… is he on YOUR list? Where is your list? Share…

  7. Gah – I’ve never made a list of authors! To be fair, I don’t think I know what enough authors look like to make a proper list. I only have my (laminated) top 5 list of actors (everyone saw the episode of Friends, right?) so here it is:

    Ed Burns
    Luke Wilson
    Jude Law
    Johnny Depp
    Charlize Theron

  8. Thank you, Gail!

    Other than my husband, the most attractive male writer in my estimation is Ian McEwan. He’s brilliant and have you heard him speak? He’s deliberate and thoughtful, completely unhurried. And I like his glasses.

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