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241 Cathy Cassidy

I love her books - Rosh16

242 Ruskin Bond
243 Patrick Holland

Author of The Mary Smokes Boys and perhaps the only living Australian writer (perhaps the only one ever) possessed by genius.

244 E. M. Forster

"A Passage to India " is to my mind the best classic novel written in English

245 Patricia Cornwell

Incredible writer. Uses her experience to write immensely tense, scary and exhilarating books. From when I read Postmortem (her first book from her Scarpetta series) at 14 I have been hooked. The way she manages to explain such technical elements of her world are brilliant. Without a doubt my favourite author ever.

246 Harper Lee Harper Lee Nelle Harper Lee, better known by her pen name Harper Lee, was an American novelist widely known for To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature.

Hunger Games? Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter? They're all okay, but they all can't hold a candle to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Yes, it's only one book--the best book of the last century! Is it all about quantity? Does quality not even count?

The author of the best book of the twentieth century is behind an ineligible listing, Will Shakespeare. This is a horrid, horrid list.

She's actually written two now, which is one more than Steven Tyler. Yes, Aerosmith Steven Tyler. Great singer, and according to the pathetic Top Ten voters, a better author than Harper Lee. Has anyone heard of Mitch Albom? He's written more than one book.

To kill a mockingbird?

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247 John Wyndham
248 E. L. Doctorow
249 Ann M. Martin

She is the best! Her BABYSITTERS CLUB rocks

250 Jeffery Deaver
251 Carolyn Meyer

She is so historical the elizabeth book love it and best of all you're American

252 John Green

He deserves so much better than this. One cannot simply describe how good he is at writing. He understands things that are understood by basically no one. His quotes brake hearts and open them to a world that can be beautiful, and sad, and amazing on so many levels. I'm sorry if I can't explain this the right way. You would have to read his books to understand.

Veronica Roth and John Green are the two best authors that I have ever read from. The way John Green (being a dude) wrote in the eyes of Hazel amazes me. It also amazed me how well he did it. The Fault In Our Stars is so amazing and I can't wait to read more of his books!

How is JOHN GREEN 54th? The man is a genius who writes beautiful stories. But the best part is that they're not just fluff. The books actually mean something. They portray a point. That makes sense and a difference.

Best write ever! - SabrinaPepper

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254 Petar II Petrovic Njegos
255 Sudha Murty
256 Elizabeth Dutta
257 Julio Cortázar
258 Andrew Clements
259 Emma Orczy

With the Scarlet Pimpernel and it's sequels she indirectly invented the superhero and spy genres, not that Emma Orczy saw it that way.

Her intention with The Scarlet Pimpernel was a hybrid of historical events I. E the French Revolution/Reign of Terror, and stories by Arthur Conan Doyle and Alexandre Dumas (Scarlet Pimpernel being Sherlock Holmes meets The Three Musketeers).

This baroness wrote a little known story called The Scarlet Pimpernel, a story that became the inspiration for Zorro and Batman among others.

260 Amish Tripathi

Chetan Bhagat was ruling the Indian industry with his decent novels for 8 long years. Then came he. the greatest of the writers with his awe inspiring novels, THE SHIV TRILOGY. All his books are noe the most sold English books in the history of India. Second part 'THE SECRET OF NAGAS' is my personal favr8. therest are als great 'THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA' and 'THE OATH OF VAYUPUTRAS'. He is called the 'Indian Rowling'. He also broke the record of J.K. rowling of most rejections.

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