Gimme five: Greatest living author?
With Maya Angelou's passing, we wondered who now holds the title of greatest living author. Who better to cast an expert vote than local librarians?
Devin Black of the Tuscola Public Library says: "His writing ranges from the violent to the beautiful and I can only describe it as overwhelming."
Susan McKinney of the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library says: "He writes suspense novels that keep you guessing and the reader cannot predict how he will end the book."
Matt Murrey of Urbana High School says: "How could she not be in the running? She is complicated, difficult, accessible and popular — and has a Nobel Prize, too."
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Lynn Schmit of the Mahomet Public Library says: "The prolific author has written stories, essays, novels and poetry, and has won scores of awards."
Jackie Wells of the Camargo Township District Library says: "The book 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a wonderful novel that brought forth the good and the bad of that time period."