Chuck Palahniuk is doing pretty well in the rankings at the moment, though he does look like a composite image of the members of Status Quo. Here's a cartoon of Chuck as he appeared in the Simpsons. Bah, it looks nothing like.
Number one is still Michel Faber, who is a real cutie, though I know some of you philistines prefer China Mieville and Neil Gaiman. Actually those are two pretty good pictures.
I know there aren't any women in this list. I think my taste is more to action women.