Booking Through Thursday's question suggested by Barbara asks:
Do you think any current author is of the same caliber as Dickens, Austen, Bronte, or any of the classic authors? If so, who, and why do you think so? If not, why not? What books from this era might be read 100 years from now?
Definitely I think that there are current authors the same caliber as our favorite classics authors. I'm just not sure who they are yet! :)
Maybe Margaret Atwood? Toni Morrison? Robin McKinley? Perhaps Isabel Allende?
One hundred years from now I think we'll still be reading the Harry Potter series. And I bet The Book Thief will still be around. All of Stephen King's books will still be popular. I think The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will turn into a major kid's classic. I also think we'll still be reading The Kite Runner, and A Fine Balance.
Gosh, I don't know! This is harder than it first appears. What are YOUR picks for future classic books and authors?