Here I am copying Missie and doing a Top Ten Tuesday from the Broke and the Bookish. Here is my list of Authors Who Deserve More Recognition:
Hilary McKay. Of course.
Rumer Godden. The author of over 60 books and the only one you've probably handled is Holly and Ivy. I've never read her adult novels, but the kid books are fantastic, especially Miss Happiness and Miss Flower.
Elizabeth Gold. Author of only one book (and a poet by trade). Brief Intervals of Horrible Sanity: One Season in a Progressive School is the only book to read about the failure when good intentions rub up against teenagers.
T.H. White. At least George R.R. Martin's been telling people to read Once and Future King. Everyone needs to.
Julia Voznesenskaya. In telling the story of Soviet Women, she tells everyone's story. With funny jokes as well.
Leo Edwards. You know how most books from the 20's and 30's are boring but some are so uniquely funny? Leo Edwards it the latter. (Except for the Andy Blake series. Those are boring as hell.)
Bjorn Kurten. Glyptodons roamed North America for millenia, you know. He will tell you about them.
Kevin Callan. He tells you how to camp with Canadian flair.
Judith Martin. I know she has a widely syndicated advice column, and you probably read her while holding your paper newspaper and sipping your morning coffee. But you need to own all her books and treat them as reference tomes.
Jane St. Anthony. Come on. Have you not read anything at all?