Top Ten Greatest Authors


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241 Andrea De Carlo
242 Dan Brown

While many may feel why Dan Brown isn't considered one of the greatest, it is necessary that people don't undermine his brilliant sense of story telling, his suspense and moreover his ability to research on topics and mildly skew them to make his piece of work into a delight for readers.

The reason why I voted this guy is based on what was the reaction of the people after he released his book, The the Vinci's Code. It was so well written that even the Vatican is concerned that it will change how Christians thinks about their own history (when most of them doesn't really care about it).

Regardless of religious persuasion this man writes fantasist stuff calling them all facts when they are proven one absurd lie after another.
Putting the ludicrous religious sensationalist conspiracy stuff to one side they are historical and artistic nonsense.
Not just not top ten, he shouldn't be in any position in the list whatsoever.


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243 Arthur Ransome
244 G. A. Henty

I love everything he has wrote ye!

245 Anne Frank Anne Frank

There are many reasons why Anne Frank should not be at the bottom of this list. Her heartbreaking diary shows the monstrosity of Nazi Germany and the hatred they had for the Jewish people. Anne died in a concentration camp at the age of 16. Her diary is among the saddest, and most important, pieces of literature ever written.

I feel sorry for Anne Frank being at the bottom of the list. I have never heard of hear, but all books are great

Very important... should be way higher... I mean, Tom Clancy is higher, come on... this is a very important author, dealing with human love and emotions and fighting the super hated evil Nazis (I hate Nazis so much), very important.

246 Simone Sarasso
247 Ruskin Bond
248 Patrick Holland

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

249 E. M. Forster

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

250 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.

251 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.

Lower than Stephanie Meyer? Twilight is crap compared to "To Kill a Mockingbird." - 445956

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252 John Wyndham
253 E. L. Doctorow
254 Ann M. Martin

She is the best! Her BABYSITTERS CLUB rocks

255 Jeffery Deaver
256 Carolyn Meyer

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

257 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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258 Christopher Pike
259 Petar II Petrovic Njegos
260 Sudha Murty
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