Top Ten Greatest Authors

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121 Michael Coleman
122 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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123 Miroslav Krleža
124 Samuel Beckett Samuel Beckett Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. He is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century.
125 Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun
126 Nathaniel Hawthorne
127 Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was an influential French novelist who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. ...read more.
128 Nora Roberts

Her novels are just so interesting

129 Khalil Gibran

His heart touching quotes and understanding about life and end, strikes an unmatched approach. He should be surely in the top 10.

Should be among the first 10... if you can read arabic you would have understood

His words touch the heart deeply, he is genius in describing feelings

130 W. Somerset Maugham
131 Bernard Cornwell
132 August Strindberg August Strindberg Johan August Strindberg (22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over sixty plays and more than thirty works ...read more.

Strindberg is perhaps the a'writer that uses the most different words.
He has a very special talent to describe situations and things.

133 Andy Griffiths

Author of the best selling humorous "Just" series and the "Bum" series

What the how is he here he is the best. I can't believe that roald dahl is before him

He is the best! Especially in the "Just" and "Treehouse" series! - micahisthebest

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134 Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski Henry Charles Bukowski, born Heinrich Karl Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer.

The most honest writer to ever live. Ham on Rye is the greatest American novel of all time. He deserves to be at the top of this list for that alone, add on his other novels, his poetry, and his huge influence and it's a no-contest.

Brutal, terrifying, tragic, yet hilarious honesty.

Certainly one of the most enjoyable writers.

His writing is very simple, yet brutally honest and engaging

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135 Mika Waltari
136 Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut is the funniest and most accurate writer I've ever read. *Slaughterhouse 5* and *Breakfast of Champions* are modern classics, and rightfully so.

An author who teaches us how to laugh at ourselves. Beautiful, ugly humanity runs through his work like a river. He demands to be read.

137 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616), was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists.

The author of the Don Quijote should be considered as one of the most influential writers ever.

138 Danielle Steel

Moving story with great feelings

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139 Raymond E. Feist

HE IS BEHIND THE RIFT WAR BOOKS SHOULD BE IN TOP 3

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

Go read Love in the Time of Cholera then come back. You'll be amazed that GGM is number 90.

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