The Broke and the Bookish hosts an awesome top ten every Tuesday, with a different theme. This week's theme is Top Ten Writing Duos you'd like to see. Which two authors could write a beautiful book together? I decided to try to pair a deceased author with a modern author, and managed to come up with five pairs so ten authors total. Here's my pairings:
- Margaret Atwood and George Orwell- Imagine if the author of The Handmaid's Tale and 1984 could get together? The resulting dystopian work would probably make us shutter.
- Diane Setterfield and Emily Bronte- These two ladies could cook up one awesome Gothic mystery! Diane Setterfield wrote The Thirteenth Tale and Emily Bronte was the author of Wuthering Heights.
- Audrey Niffenegger and Victor Hugo- Yeah, I know Audrey's books tend to have a fantasy element to them, but both write books with powerful characters who are flawed and both books usually involve lots of tears for the readers. I picture The Hunchback of Notre Dame meets The Time Traveler's Wife.
- Tana French and Thomas Hardy- Both love to make characters that are mess ups. If you compare In The Woods to The Mayor of Casterbridge, you can see how their characters pasts come back to haunt them. I think that together they would make a very flawed character who you still love and want to see succeed.
- Kathryn Stockett and Jane Austen- Both wrote books centered on domestic life- Stockett with The Help and pretty much everything Jane Austen wrote. Skeeter even seems a little like Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice or Emma. So together they could cook up a female protagonist who we see a little of ourselves in and who acts in a way we could aspire to act.