We’re talking your number one author, people. All genres and every possible factor included. You have to pick just one, no qualifiers. This is some serious shit here.
I’ll start: Neil Gaiman. Any Top 5 or Top 10 or genre-specific list, he’s pretty much always on it for me. So he gets the title of PoM’s Favorite Author. (Call me to collect your prize, Mr. Gaiman!)