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Six Authors to Follow on Twitter

It seems like everyone is on Twitter these days, and our favorite authors are no exception. Take a break from arguing about that dress for a moment and follow some of these writers! Here are the authors that we find (for better or for worse) the most entertaining on Twitter.

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is very good at Twitter. The famous Native American writer tweets a mix of pointed political criticism and funny posts like this:

Yes it would, Sherman Alexie.

Paulo Coelho

We’ve professed our love for Paulo Coelho’s Twitter philosophizing before, and we stand by every word. Following Coelho on Twitter is like consulting a mountaintop yogi, only without having to climb the mountain.

Tao Lin

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Bret Easton Ellis

To be honest, Bret Easton Ellis isn’t that good at Twitter. He’ll fill your feed with his thoughts on random television shows and movies that he’s watching, and you’ll probably disagree with him a lot. Every once in a while, though, he’ll go on a rant that would do your grandpa proud.

It’s actually kind of refreshing to see an author using Twitter like it’s an AOL email address.

Joyce Carol Oates

Oates tweets her fair share of political stuff (and I don’t think she’d get along with Bret Easton Ellis), but she’s at her best when she’s tweeting strange thoughts that read like zen koans.

Serious question: is this a tweet about human-sized cats? Because I think it’s a tweet about human-sized cats.

J.K. Rowling

More than anyone else on this list, J.K. Rowling uses Twitter to interact with her readers.

Many of Rowling’s tweets specifically address questions from fans, which makes following her on Twitter kind of like listening to an ongoing interview. Tweet a question at J.K. Rowling, and let us know if you get a response!

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comment section!