We don't have any writers in this country (USA) who are widely considered to be national treasures.
I'm under the impression that in some other countries they do consider their great writers to be national treasures. Robertson Davies was considered to be a national treasure in Canada for example.
I would nominate Garrison Keillor, Roy Blount Jr. and Ken Kesey (for "Sometimes a Great Notion") to be national treasures.
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