Actually, there was a tie at first, but as I've specified in the rules before, the only time I personally get to vote is in the event of a tie. Sorry to all the Harper Lee fans, but I can't vote for an author I haven't read- yet. To Kill A Mockingbird has been nagging at me for some time now, so I promise to read it soon! (It was even the answer for tonight's final Jeopardy!)
But not only did choose Tolstoy because I've read him (just War and Peace, not Anna Karenina or any others though), I also wanted to put Russian against Russian. Hey, maybe I can even convince the Russian Reading Challenge participants to vote.
Remember, vote simply by adding your comment below, base it on whatever merit you choose, voting does not end until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. (Nov. 27), and please spread the word!