Top Ten American Short Story Writers

The Top Ten

1 Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American more.

You did well and you put Poe first. As it comes to short stories, no one could reach his imagination. As a writer I prefer Fitzgerald and Salinger by far, but their masterpieces were their novels and not their short stories. More or less, I like all the writers you mentioned (i haven't read O. Henry and Asimov yet) with the exception of John Updike. I can't stand his writing. He was often too mysogynistic. He had a nerve really!

Thank you for your kind compliments, visitor!
I really like Poe... I read a few of his horror stories, and my, are they scary!
O. Henry's good and decent... Try it if you get time!
Thanks again, and Gott segne! - HezarioSeth

2 F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist and short story writer, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age.
3 John Updike
4 O. Henry
5 J.D. Salinger Jerome David "J.D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.
6 Stephen King Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Many of his most well-known novels include Carrie, It, The Shinning, The Stand, Misery, The Dark Tower series, and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which was later more.
7 Ray Bradbury Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction. more.
8 Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov, born Isaak Ozimov (c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science.
9 Washington Irving
10 Chuck Palahniuk
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