The guys over at Syntax of Things have just posted their Underrated Writers 2006 list:
We asked ... readers to name writers they feel aren't getting the attention they deserve, those writers they feel are "underrated" — however they choose to define it ... The results, as with last year, are delightful, in the most literal sense of the word. We have writers from almost every continent, poets from the past, essayists who are concerned for the future, and novelists desperate to understand the now. Only two writers were nominated only twice, which tells us we asked the right group of people to give us as broad a list as possible.