Does anyone know any good essayists or newspaper columnists, that I might not have heard of?
Someone after the manner of Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Keith Waterhouse, Flann O'Brien, David Sedaris, or Barbara Mikkelson (of Snopes.com)?
I'm not interested in essayists who write essays full of dense description, or take up esoteric or specialist subjects. I am interested in writers who address the general reader.
(Not Bill Bryson, or any other travel writer. I have no interest in reading a travel writer, even when he or she diversifies to non-travel subjects. Travel writing is something you can't expiate.)