Top Ten Greatest Authors


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181 Ayn Rand

Really? She doesn't feature in the top ten. She can construct some strong characters who will never weather. She herself was a great philosopher and strong willed woman. Atlas Shrugged is one of the best books written ever.

Her philosophy has its critics - but no one can deny that she has written some masterpieces - Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are classics in their own rights.

If more people read her books, she would have been number one.

Simple-minded hypocrite who has corrupted many other simple minds.

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182 Gary K. Wolf

A lot of people don't know that Who Framed Roger Rabbit was based on a comic noir novel called Who Censored Roger Rabbit. Fair enough I'm not sure Gary K. Wolf wrote it with Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse in mind.

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183 Naguib Mahfouz

If you want to know real Egypt read his stories

184 Tom Clancy

I think Clancy has too many three-syllable words in his books for the people who vote here.

REALLY? Number 195? Who even reads anymore if they don't read clancy?

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185 Lucian Blaga
186 Emil Cioran V 1 Comment
187 Wolfgang Hohlbein
188 J.D Salinger

Catcher in the Rye One of impressive novel of all time

Why is he #295? He's easily in the top 20, at least! - Alpha101

189 Astrid Lindgren

Why is Astrid way down here? She deserves to be in Top 20, at least! - Svampbob164

Best Childrens author ever

190 Margaret Atwood
191 Lauren Tarshis

The I SURVIVED series was awesome! And I also LOVED the I SURVIVED TRUE STORIES books! Her books are the best!

192 J.G. Ballard

Mr. Ballard touched science fiction... perverted it into some new and bizarre creature that is on par, intellectually, with literary fiction. There are a lot of authors who are responsible for turning the science fiction ghetto into something that could be taken seriously as an art form: Vonnegut, Ellison, Dick, etc. but I believe that Ballard has done it best. - airbb

193 Walter Moers
194 David Gemmell
195 Chinua Achebe
196 William Kotzwinkle
197 Akira Toriyama

He also did the character designs for Chrono Trigger, a video game for Super Nintendo, in 1995. - monsterhigh200

198 Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter.

He's the best existential writer. Period.

How can you miss out on this nobel winning literary genius! Siddartha, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, Demian! Each book is a masterpiece itself! He deserves to be in top 20 at least!

199 Henryk Sienkiewicz Henryk Sienkiewicz
200 Frank Herbert

Terrible writer and eats baby greek children for breakfast

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