Recently I have been teaching a course on essay writing for Kahini. While I was preparing I became concerned that my own essay reading might be too narrow so I put a request on Twitter for people to tell me their favourite essays or essayists.
It was too good a list to keep to myself.
In no particular order, and with no endorsements or credits for the suggestions, here are the essayists my Twitter network provided:
Charles D’Ambrosio, Loitering, a collection
David Foster Wallace
Mark Greif, Against Everything
Siri Hustvedt . ++
Andrew O’Hagan, The Secret Life, a collection, and The Tower
John Jeremiah Sullivan
Some of these authors were familiar to me and will be familiar to lots of people but others are newer or from a different place or parts of the universe I have yet to visit. Thank you so much to the people who replied to my tweet.