My favorite author probably has to be Agatha Christie. I read And Then There Were None about two years back and thought it was just a perfect mystery novel. Of course, seeing as how I've only read two of her novels, I really need to read more of her.
My other favorite author is Alexandre Dumas of The Three Musketeers fame.
And, in the urban fantasy/fantasy category, I have to go with Jim Butcher. He writes such fascinating characters and his two series (The Dresden Files and Codex Alera) are so different from one another that I sort of find it awesome that he wrote both, because in terms of the way they are written, it's like night and day. (Not saying one is badly written over the other, though.)
I also like S.E. Hinton, J.D. Salinger, and I just love Ursula K. Le Guin. The Lathe of Heaven is such an awesome sci-fi book, and her fantasy series, the Earthsea series, is also awesome. (Apparently in the first book of the series the main character, Ged, goes to a school for wizards, and the book was written in 1968.) I really recommend her to anyone who likes fantasy or sci-fi.
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