Top Ten Greatest Authors

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121 Stefan Zweig
122 Halide Edip Adıvar
123 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 ...read more.
124 Nathaniel Hawthorne
125 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
126 Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak
127 Franz Werfel
128 Ken Spillman
129 Michael Coleman
130 Miroslav Krleža
131 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.
132 Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun
133 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.
134 Nora Roberts

Her novels are just so interesting

135 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

136 W. Somerset Maugham
137 Bernard Cornwell
138 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.

139 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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140 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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