Top Ten Most Famous Authors


The Top Ten

1 Charles Dickens Charles Dickens

Ask a person to name an author, and chances are, it will be Dickens. - PetSounds

no reason

2 J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling

Yes, it's true William Shakespeare is extremely famous, but Harry Potter... is just awesome! - samoodle

This woman is just amazing in every way. She changed the world with one series.

Well definitely the above authors are amazing.. But JKR inspires people everyday.. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is definitely a great love story explained in one book but Snape and Lily's love is explained in one word.
Harry Potter is the only series I read but it inspired me to start my own story. Undoubtedly, JK Rowling is the best author in a million years

I ain't read any of your bööks (no offense)...but I have watched the movies, alright.

3 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Sold a few billion copies of his plays and poetry and stuff, while Dickens was only in his millions.

He is probably not real

Forever great

I really want to say Tolkien, but Shhakespeare trumps anybody. he even invented the word "zany".

4 George Orwell George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.

Author of the well-known animal farm book based on the Russian Revolution

1984, enough said!

5 J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known by his pen name J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

His masterpiece "The Lord of the Rings" smashes the "Harry Potter" kiddie books.

6 Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher.
7 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
8 Mark Twain Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.

Wasn't he the gratest, I mean come on.

9 Agatha Christie Agatha Christie Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright.
10 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

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11 C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. more.
12 Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Adeline Virginia Woolf, born Stephen (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941), known professionally as Virginia Woolf, was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.
13 Stephen King 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.

Why, why, why, why, why, why, WHY?! Stephen King is the greatest author the world has ever seen!

He needs to be higher

14 Roald Dahl Roald Dahl Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.
15 Jane Austen Jane Austen Jane Austen was an English novelist known principally for her five major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
16 Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. She first published her works (including her best known novel, Jane Eyre) under the pen more.
17 Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
18 Isaac Asimov 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.
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Top Remixes

1. Charles Dickens
2. Mark Twain
3. J.R.R. Tolkien
1. William Shakespeare
2. J.K. Rowling
3. George Orwell



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