Top Ten Greatest Authors

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81 Eric Walters
82 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 ...read more.
83 Philip Pullman

Perhaps best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy. The first installment The Golden Compass caused controversy over it's supposed Anti-Catholic allegories

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84 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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85 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 ...read 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."

86 Herge

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

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87 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.

88 Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman

Honestly, Neil Gaiman is my favorite. He's so clever, so talented. An amazing author. He either needs to be higher, or the trash authors need to be lower. - NymeriaWaters

HOW CAN HE NOT BE AT LEAST IN TOP 10!?!?!? Graveyard Book and stardust were 2 of my favorite books ever! I know he isn't better than Tolkien but he's at least as good as cs Lewis or JK Rowling (both amazing authors) how did captain underpants beat this guy? He's at least the best modern author.

I know he's not brilliant like shakespear or dickens, or not influentiall like orwell or nabakov, but he's one of the best fantasy writers there is today, and his books will become great classics

89 Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen

His stories are absolutely amazing. And they have been the inspiration for the movies "The Little Mermaid" and "Frozen".

His fairy tales has several dimensions and can be enjoyed by both children and grown ups.
He takes the 19th century society and puts it on the edge.

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90 L. J. Smith
91 L. Frank Baum V 1 Comment
92 Franklin W. Dixon

Didn't expect to see his name here! Is this Chet Morton voting? Or maybe his sister Iola?

93 Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964) is an American author, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages. He was at first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack, which also included Tama Janowitz and Jay McInerney. He is a self-proclaimed satirist, ...read more.

One of the most controversial but thought provoking authors ever.

Awesome!

Awesome!

94 Christopher Paolini

He wrote the best books ever being so young! He invented many new LANGUAGES! All of the books were creative and very unexpected. I couldn't put the books down!

The Inheritance Cycle is one of my favourite series. Although there are some better books like The Hunger Games, Percy Jacksons and the Olympians, and Lord of the Rings, this series should be higher on this list, maybe number 10.

Created the alagaesia trilogy. - ozzydog12

Love the inheritance cycle

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95 Haruki Murakami

Just a sheer quality story teller.

Author of the wind-up bird chronicle, kafka on the shore, Norwegian wood...his writing is brilliant, mind-expanding and intriguing.

Seriusly, I can write a comment alike every other comment on every other author but instead I will give you the tip to just read a book. It doesn't matter which book from which author - just read a book. We all got different tastes so what does it matter? It's just idiotic to insult other authors because you believe your author is so much better. Instead we should all who actually read books, read what we like. And if we are to bash on people then bash on those who doesn't even read books becuase they are to incompetent to appreciete litterature wheter form or shape.

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96 Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The greatest ever. Yes I say this considering all the other writers who walked this planet. The only pity people these days know so little about this nobel laureates, is because his works are in Bengali. Had he converted all his writings to English (not possible in a life time), he would have been considered the greatest philosopher and writer of all time.

One of the greatest philosopher and writer ever in the world, his every creation is surrounded us in our every step of our life.

One of the finest authors ever to walk this earth...inspired an entire nation..

The greatest writer of all time...legendary writer...one of the best in the globe..

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97 Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature.

This low? His writings are so concise, so deeply disturbing. Finishing a single story in "The Book of Sand" or "Doctor Brodie's Report" will send a chill down your spine. He harnesses reality and human nature in the most consice way possible. Kinney? Stephen King? Even Orwell cannot compare to this man.

98 Anthony Horowitz

Outstanding author with series' Alex Rider, Power of Five and Diamond brothers

James Bond would be wanting more of this series

Best spy novel series ever

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99 Francesca Simon
100 Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
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