The criteria is that I've loved most of their books.
  1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Read all of her books and loved all of them. Masterful storyteller with a simultaneously irreverent and authoritative prose.
  2. Jhumpa Lahiri
    My favorites are her two collections of short stories: "Interpreter of Maladies" and "Unaccustomed Earth."
  3. Mindy Kaling
    Absolute favorite nonfiction writer. IMO Funniest person currently alive.
  4. Donna Tartt
    "The Goldfinch" and "The Secret History" are fantastic. Extremely adept at complete sensory-stimulating descriptions. Sometimes even against my own will, I can't help but experience nearly firsthand what she's writing.
  5. JK Rowling
    Nuff said. However, I refuse to be satisfied with a "Cursed Child" script as HP8. I want a full on HP Sequel series. Or at least a real HP short story.