Top Ten Greatest Authors


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61 Alan Moore
62 Truman Capote Truman Capote Truman Garcia Capote, born Truman Streckfus Persons (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) more.

I recently picked up Breakfast at Tiffany's and finished it in one day. (It's a short book.) His style has me hooked--the combination of appealing characters and flowing prose is irresistible. - PetSounds

In Cold Blood is in my top 5.

63 Mario Puzo
64 James Dashner

HE SHOULD BE AT TOP! He is amazing I love The Maze Runner and I just can't say anything else he is just a great writer!

Come on, 75? He's not THAT bad!

Seriously, this guy is a GOD. Sure, he may not be shakesphere, but he wrote the maze runner. He is amazing!

65 Hunter S. Thompson Hunter S. Thompson Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.

A brilliant maniac. A twisted saint. Such a deeply caring man veiled by a shroud of drugs and lunacy. No one ever cared more about the real stuff than Hunter. I was at Owl Farm. I witness his constellation. A flawed angel - Hells or otherwise.

66 F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American novelist and short story writer, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age.

He should be higher than John green! His dumb books are nothing in comparison to Fitzgerald, he deserves much higher! Maybe the dumb teens of today should read quality books like The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, and Beautiful and the Damned. His writing style is a true piece of art that would be a total loss not to look into.

F. Scott Fitzgerald would trail Neil Peart and Steven Tyler as musicians, but this isn't supposed to be a list of musicians.

Ok, so I scrolled through this list and found a number of atrocities. Namely the high rank of people such as J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, and John Green, don't get me wrong these authors are all good, but they are not top 50 all time material. They have written essentially "pop" books. They might last they might not. I also found no listing of F. Scott Fitzgerald writer of one of if not the greatest novels of all time with "The Great Gatsby." Mr. Fitzgerald may not be top 5 material. But, he is definitely is top 20. He was able to not only define the 1920s but also have a huge lasting impact on the world. Read "Gatsby" or "Tender Is The Night" and you will be amazed by the lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and bittersweet stories.

What? This is the worst list ever compiled on "Greatest Writers of All-Time." F. Scott Fitzgerald may only be remembered by most U.S. school kids as writing that stupid Gatsby book, but he wrote tons of short stories, mostly for the cash, and a lot are fabulous. "Babylon Revisited" anyone? Nicholas Sparks ranks higher, hell even Dan Brown does. A reflection of the sad state of literature. Awful, atrocious, absolutely appalling.

67 Patricia C. Wrede
68 Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.
69 Orson Scott Card
70 Margaret Mitchell
71 James Patterson James Patterson James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.

I'm in love with the books you mentioned. - funnyuser

Jane AUsten is terrible

Middle school series daniel x witch and wizard ifunny and who knows what's coming next!

Alex Cross! - EliteRates

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72 DJ Machale

Pendragon is one of the best series I have read. With comedy, Drama, and creative plots, this sci-fi series is amazing.

I quite admire how he makes real world references like Scooby-Doo. Have you noticed that referencing pop culture like T.V. shows is almost taboo in writing?

Author of Pendragon and Morpheus Road

Also creator of the show "Are you afraid of the dark? "

73 Karl May
74 Plato Plato Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

All of philosophy is still pretty much a footnote to Plato!

75 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry (29 June 1900 – 31 July 1944) was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand more.
76 Michael Morpurgo Michael Morpurgo Michael Morpurgo is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is known best for children's novels such as War Horse.

I don't understand why he's all the way down, on number 63. His books are extremely poignant, and I love the fact that he's been writing since 1974, and his latest book was made in 2014.

AWESOME books! Sometimes they can be sad, but that just adds to the effect!

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77 Jack London Jack London John Griffith "Jack" London, born John Griffith Chaney (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and more.

More accurately, he ought to be depicted as an artist due to the poignant allusions exuded through his masterful writing.

70? surely because people don't know it...

He was a master of the English language. Take this final paragraph from Call of the Wild as an example:

"But he is not always alone. When the long winter nights come on and the wolves follow their meat into the lower valleys, he may be seen running at the head of the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, leaping gigantic above his fellows, his great throat a-bellow as he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack."

78 Michael Crichton

What the heck? 58? You have got to be kidding me.

58?!?!? Wow. Definitely top 5.

The guy is a genius

Go Jurassic Park! This guy should be top 5 at least🐲

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79 Herge

Tinting man...
One of the most famous of comics.
Please vote for him.

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80 Marcel Proust Marcel Proust Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922), better known as Marcel Proust, was a French novelist, critic, and essayist. He is considered by English critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.

When someone asks for the greatest novelist of all time, a few names should pop up; Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Camus, Joyce, (George) Eliot... the list could go on. Perhaps towering at the pinnacle of this list would stand 'Proust', the length of whose novel renders him far less readable or widely read, but certainly among the greatest. Though I'm all for other people's opinions... come on: there's no way this guy deserves to be number '145' when Tolkien and Rowling are '1' and '2'!

If any of the voters had read Proust they'd know he should be higher/highest.

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