A lit sampler would include: Thomas Hardy, DH Laurence, Franz Kafka, James Joyce, Robert Heinlein,WB Yates, Henry Miller, Fyodor Dostoevsky. Henri Barbusse, Emily Bronte, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Albert Camus, Virginia Wolfe, Ferdinand Céline, Greek Classics, Philosophy and non fiction, history and science etc etc.
I think is strange they ask for music and writers but they leave out visual artists. I will put in movies later. Lists are tedious.