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10 Awesome Authors on Twitter

tweet tweetTwitter is useful for a lot of things: finding cute kitten photos, reading breaking news, finding cute puppy photos, seeing what movies Emma Watson will not be starring in, finding cute hedgehog photos, stalking James Franco—you get the point. But for book lovers, Twitter is also a great place to follow the random hopes, dreams, and interests of your favorite authors, from the esteemed William Shakespeare to R.L. Stein, the man whose job it is to terrify children. Herewithin, my very own personal trail mix of the best in the bookish twitterati, from nonfiction heavyweights like David Grann to geek gods like Will Wheaton.

1. Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood

Author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Orx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin.

2. David Grann @DavidGrann

Author of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon and The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession.

3. John Green @realjohngreen

Author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns.

4. Mary Roach @mary_roach

Author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Sex and Science.

5. Chuck Klosterman @CKlosterman

Author of The Visible Man, Eating the Dinosaur, and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs.

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6. Salman Rushdie @SalmanRushdie

Author of Joseph Anton: A Memoir, The Satanic Verses, and Midnight’s Children.

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7. William Shakespeare @Wwm_Shakespeare

Author of a lot of plays.

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8. Gary Shteyngart @Shteyngart

Author of Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook.

9. R.L. Stein @RL_Stine 

Author of all that is Goosebumps.tapeworm

10. Will Wheaton @wilw

Author of Just a Geek and Dancing Barefoot.

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