The Ultimate Imaginary Literary Dinner Party Guest List: Guest Three, The Humourist

by |August 15, 2012

Thank you, I’ve now filled two places on my literary dinner party table. Ernest Hemingway has been joined by Jane Austen. More than I could have hoped for!

Which brings us to today’s task.

I still need your help. Remember, I want particular kinds of guests. I want variety. I want spice. I want argument and passion. I’d like this dinner party to be filled with spectacular wit and wisdom, and even some fireworks thrown in. The perfect roll call for a dinner party. Here is my guest wish list. You’ll see that Ernest Hemingway and Jane Austen are now officially invited thanks to all your votes.

Today I need you to choose the third guest – The Humourist. It must be someone capable of having the table in stitches throughout the night. Literature is filled with brilliantly funny writers, but who should be invited to dinner?

My dinner party is on Saturday night. This gives me three days to fill these final three positions.

I’ve got a long list of people in mind, but I need your help to narrow it down. You can do this by voting in the poll below.

You can also suggest anyone I might have left off the list that you think fits the bill.

We’ll publish the results each day, and on Saturday we’ll unveil The Ultimate Imaginary Literary Dinner Party Guest List.

And next week, I’ll give you a full report on how it went and the books that these great figures have been influenced by.

Your host,

Andrew Cattanach

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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