Writers craft words into memorable phrases, stories, poems, and plays. Who are the writers who make your heart sing? Why?
I truly enjoy Muriel Barbery. She can effortlessly weave philosophy into her narratives, and her eloquent prose brings the highs and lows of French society to life. She also has a sharp wit that adds a bit of quirkiness to some otherwise serious subjects.
Of course, I also admire Neil Gaiman. His talent for using words in unconventional ways adds a dream-like quality to both his poetry and prose.
I also enjoy reading Ayn Rand and Wally Lamb. Their books can be ready simply for the story, but they can also be read for deeper meanings.