Top Ten Greatest Authors


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101 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and more.
102 Robert Jordan

He wrote wheel of time! Wheel of time has to be the best series I have ever read and the only reason he is not higher on this list is because most people get put off reading it due to the sheer length of the series!

Author of the monumental "Wheel of Time" series, and referred to as the next J.R.R. Tolkien. - jblackwell1989

Wrote wheel of time one of the best fantasy series ever!

Robert Jordan is a Hemingway character.

103 Erin Hunter

Why was she not on here? Her warriors books are AWESOME (if you haven't read them, you don't have a life) her SEEKERS books are cool, and survivors is good too. She should be number 1!

She shouldn't be number one. Stephan King is a legendary author. He deserved his number 1 spot. - Not_A_Weeaboo

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDING HER! I love her series (all of them) and she and Rick Riordan should #1 (Erin) and #2 (Rick)

Does anyone realize here that "she" is a "they"? It's a group of writers, but they are great either way!

I wasted about thirty seconds searching for her!
why is she at the bottom! :(

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104 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. more.

Come on.
Hasn't any one read " One hundred years of solitude" and "Love in the time of cholera"?
I have other favorite writers but not seeing him on the list was deeply offending.

Oh my god... could this list be any worse?... this sucks... gabriel garcia marquez was the best author that ever was... he deserves better than this

105 Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American more.

Best Classic Gothic Writer that I have come across

106 Geronimo Stilton

I am already in 6th grade but I still read his books. In my opinion, readers of any age will find it fun to read. The books aren't meant to be funny, but I still found it hilarious. A few of the books might be a bit scary, but I still found every single book of Geronimo fun to read. I haven't read all of the books (Since there are so many! ), but I know that every book would be exciting and awesome. His books are great.

I love his books. I am in 5th grade and I still read his books. I feel he should have been the best author in the world. I have already read 7 kingdom of fantasy 8 cave mice 4 spacemice and 6 books.

Really? On the top 100 writers, EVER?

I love his books! It's always full with adventure.

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107 John LeCarre

He was a master of subtle spy fiction as opposed to Ian Flemming's James Bond character

Sublime prose writing, no idea why he is so low on ths list...

108 Derek Landy

He is in my opinion the greatest horror Twitter of all time and that he his a funny guy and that the skullduggery pleasant Novels are the best fictional book series ever
My name is Hamish Brown not the Scottish mountain climber and if I get my book published you will see me on this list. Derek landy rules

Best writer in the world 💀

109 Thomas Pynchon

Gravity's Rainbow is the finest modern fiction book there is, end of story.

He should be way higher on the list...

110 Richard Adams
111 Arnold Lobel
112 Steve Cole
113 O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) V 1 Comment
114 Ödön von Horváth
115 Stefan Zweig
116 Stendhal Stendhal Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839), he is highly regarded for the acute more.
117 David Walliams David Walliams David Edward Williams, known as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, television personality and activist, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch shows Little Britain, Rock Profile and Come Fly with Me. V 2 Comments
118 Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak
119 Franz Werfel
120 Ken Spillman
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