A few minutes ago, I posted about Andrea Camilleri's having named his protagonist, Salvo Montalbano
, in honor of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, author of the Pepe Carvalho novels. A few months ago, Håkan Nesser told me he named his protagonist, Inspector Van Veeteren, in honor of Janwillem van de Wetering, the humorous and philosophical author of the Grijpstra and de Gier ("Amsterdam Cops") stories.
What similar tributes can you think of? How do authors honor their own favorite authors?© Peter Rozovsky 2007
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