e.l. doctorow
brian selznick
ayelet waldman
zadie smith
20
21
kwame anthony appiah
/CA
PRI
salman rushdie
paolo virzì
a.m. homes
junot díaz
Maaza Mengiste
toni servillo
roberto andò
julie mehretu
jhumpa lahiri
marilynne robinson
marina abramovic
20
20
daniel mendelsohn
colum mccann
nathan englander
hanan al-shaykh
Laurie Anderson
/NY
daniel mendelsohn
vendela vida
pierluigi battista
daniel libeskind
sandro veronesi
fran lebowitz
20
19
philip gourevitch
nicola piovani
Marisa Silver
chimamanda ngozi adichie
Annalena Benini
maurizio de giovanni
ethan coen
adam gopnik
A.O. Scott
/RO
MA
stefan merrill block
lila azam zanganeh
michael cunningham
claudio magris
20
18
david foster wallace
mary karr
joyce carol oates
donato carrisi
diego de silva
martin amis
Daniel Libeskind
gaetano cappelli
emma cline
Roberta Lena
dacia maraini
don delillo
jay mcinerney
annie proulx
20
17
michael chabon
/BG
TA
Margo Jefferson
Francesco Vezzoli
donna tartt
gary shteyngart
valeria luiselli
dave eggers
paola cortellesi
jonathan demme
patrick mcgrath
Candice Carty-Williams
elizabeth strout
edoardo albinati
hanif kureishi
20
16
ian buruma
dante ferretti
jay mcinerney
chuck palahniuk
/PL
RM
Helena Janeczek
alessandro baricco
gay talese
Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi
Giuliano Sangiorgi
ernesto galli della loggia
jhumpa lahiri
nathan englander
Teresa Ciabatti
20
15
Melania Mazzucco
sandro veronesi
giovanna calvino
Paolo Giordano
A.O. Scott
isabella rossellini
sergio castellitto
cathleen schine
paul schrader
Andrew Sean Greer
walter siti
stephen sondheim
20
14
elisabetta rasy
giuliano ferrara
Greta Gerwig
/CL
UP
Antonio Scurati
jonathan safran foer
edna o'brien
cristina comencini
elizabeth strout
karan mahajan
marco bellocchio
david remnick
patti lupone
george saunders
gay talese
20
13
Chiara Gamberale
Amitav Ghosh
Roberto Ando'
phil jackson
francesco clemente
paolo mieli
wole soyinka
david mamet
Olivier Guez
jonathan franzen
/NA
jonathan galassi
roberto saviano
20
12
michael ondaatje
philippe claudel
Howard Jacobson
leonardo colombati
siri hustvedt
elif batuman
julie taymor
martin amis
meryl streep
Leslie Jamison
siri hustvedt
Domenico Starnone
patrick mcgrath
erica jong
david sedaris
20
11
jeffrey eugenides
alessandro piperno
jeffrey eugenides
Valerio Magrelli
valerio magrelli
paolo giordano
louise erdrich
jonathan lethem
walter veltroni
Susanna Tamaro
michael cunningham
david leavitt
Vittorio Storaro
20
10
mark di suvero
a.m. homes
phillip lopate
francesca lo schiavo
pupi avati
ben lerner
mario martone
Salman Rushdie
adam johnson
jonathan safran foer
renzo piano
20
09
niccolò ammaniti
isabella rossellini
paul auster
david byrne
francesco piccolo
mario desiati
anna funder
patti smith
gay talese
Luigi Guarnieri
ian mcewan
Nicole Krauss
20
08
colson whitehead
stephen sondheim
Francesco Vezzoli
Brian Selznick
joshua ferris
paolo sorrentino
jeffrey eugenides
miriam toews
marlon james
philip gourevitch
Noah Baumbach
20
07
patti smith
jamaica kincaid
garth risk hallberg
salman rushdie
angelo panebianco
ann patchett
antonio franchini
judith thurman
Alessandro Piperno
ian buruma
Chiara Valerio
20
06
federico rampini
kwame anthony appiah
claire messud
teju cole
margaret mazzantini
Piera Degli Esposti
paul auster
gian arturo ferrari
benjamin taylor
daniel libeskind
jonathan franzen
Colm Tóibín
erica jong
helen oyeyemi
Margo Jefferson
larissa macfarquhar
rachel kushner
zadie smith
Ta-Nehisi Coates
john turturro
mary karr
don delillo
paul auster
adam gopnik
nicole krauss
Abigail Dean
liliana cavani
adam haslett
colum mc cann