Top Ten Most Famous Authors

The Top Ten
1 J.K. Rowling Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy 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

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

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

She is so known and a good writer and she is at the top of every thing

2 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.

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

He is probably not real

ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE FROM BRITAIN ( England is a region within Britain)

3 Charles Dickens Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. more.

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

4 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 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.

Why the heck is he so low?!?!?!?! Lord Of The Rings and the Hobbit ruins Harry Potter, Diary of a wimpy kid (although its still good) and dog man (still good) No Offense, Jeff Kinney and Dave Pilkey, I love your books and I'm a huge fan and all, but Tolkien here is superb to you guys. And to Rowling, your books are trash.

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

6 Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher.
7 Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced more.
8 Agatha Christie Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright. She is the best-selling novelist ever. She also made the longest play ever. She is remembered for making multiple mystery books including; And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient more.

Agatha s the best people

9 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.

His books are set up by describing every room, town, object or person/people involved in the story. Some of his books describe these in so much detail you feel as of you are there when they come up. When the main character enters a room, you can see it in your mind. You already know every item in the room, color of the walls, furniture right down to a small scratch in a table or a stain on the carpet. You should never judge one of his movies and think you know his writing skills. Example THE SHINING was a great and scary movie. But it didn't capture the chilling effect of the book. There are several parts in the book that the hair on my arms stand up and I had to put the book down for awhile and relax before I started to read on.

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

He needs to be higher

10 Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

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

The Contenders
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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 Rick Riordan Richard Russell Riordan Jr. (born June 5, 1964) is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. His books have been translated into 42 languages and sold more than 30 million copies in the US. 20th Century Fox has adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson more.

He is awesome in writing the PJO and HOO series! I love you uncle Rick!

What complete moron wrote this imbosolic list? Rick Riordan Is the Greatest Writer Of All Time! I hate everything about this website now!

How is he not on the list? Percy Jackson and HoO series are just awesome.

16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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.
20 Jeff Kinney
21 Franklin W. Dixon
22 Susanne Collins

I would have chosen Rick Riordan but he is not there😢. But Collins is also a very good auther

23 George R. R. Martin George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin), also known as George R. R. Martin, is an American author known for his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the famous HBO series Game of Thrones.
24 Homer The Greek poet Homer was born sometime between the 12th and 8th centuries BC, possibly somewhere on the coast of Asia Minor. He is famous for the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, which have had an enormous effect on Western culture, but very little is known about their alleged author.

Why nobody included him? Are you freaking kidding me?

25 Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616), was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists.
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