Top Ten Greatest Authors


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241 Petar II Petrovic Njegos
242 Julio Cortázar
243 Andrew Clements
244 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.

245 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.

246 Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Three things:

1. ) His epic poem titled "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was written in 1798 while he was on opium. That in itself is impressive.

2. ) Despite its trippy origins, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is probably his best work.

3. ) In 1984 The hard rock/metal group "Iron Maiden" released a metal a ballad by the same title that summarizes "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." So "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" It was a musical hit 282 years after Coleridge wrote it.

Just please don't list Iron Maiden as a great author. The people on this site would probably put them in the top ten.

247 Reşat Nuri Güntekin
248 Yaşar Kemal
249 Tarık Buğra
250 Sait Faik Abasıyanık
251 Peyami Safa
252 E.B. White V 1 Comment
253 Pattie Mallette
254 Marsha Canham
255 Bill Watterson

He wrote wrote what's probably the best comic strip of all time.

256 Premchand

Premchand is one of greatest writer who lived at planet earth, He is unknown to western world because, most of his work in in Hindi. He is great storyteller too. He is one of the most known,analysed and popular author in India. Character which he created in is work are timeless too..

257 Mary Norton

Best known for The Borrowers

258 Ion Luca Caragiale
259 Mihail Sadoveanu
260 Tudor Arghezi
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