Dana Cain reports: "Well, it's official...James Joyce was the Greatest Author of the 20th Century! Dennis Gallagher made a very compelling and eloquent case for him, and defended him against all others. Second place was my guy, Ray Bradbury! And Stephen King managed a third place nod."
Kurt Vonnegut, my pick, did not make the cut. Neither did Thomas Pynchon, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Robbins, Joseph Heller, John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Günter Grass or Jack Kerouac, some other notables mentioned in the comments.
At least King didn't take home the crown...talented as he is, that'd just be sad.