Top Ten Greatest Authors


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141 T. S. Eliot T. S. Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was an American-born British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and one of the 20th century's major poets.

Vote for him too over on the list Greatest English Language Poets - he is THE BEST and defined modernism in English

142 Meg Cabot
143 Dean Koontz

He captures your attention and makes you want to finish the book as soon as you start reading. He keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

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144 Sidney Sheldon

Why is he so behind in this list! I love all of Sidney Sheldon's books.

How can he not be on the entire list? Bloodline, If tomorrow comes, The sky is falling, Memories of midnight... his thirllers' are absolutely amazing!

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145 William Faulkner William Faulkner William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays, and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha more.

I could see him being behind Steven Tyler if this were a list of best rock singers. I didn't really dig Faulkner's latest album. Sadly, like most Top Ten lists, this list is a sad joke.

It's appalling he's not higher on this list.

The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, A Light in August, Absalom, Absalom!

He was a master of prose and the human condition. A hard read but always worth it. He's the type of writer that hits you while you're taking a piss halfway through a book, that rare moment only the best can provide.

146 Lee Child

The Author of Jack Reacher!

147 Mihai Eminescu
148 R. K. Narayan
149 David Baldacci

I think David baldacci deserves to be on the list

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151 Ursula K. Le Guin

Extremely underrated, H. G. Wells should be second - CaptainComedy17

Le Guin is one of the greatest sci fi authors ever been and she wrote fantasy too. Her style is so deep, her world is very realistic for non-realism fiction, but still very interesting.

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152 Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Sartre Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (June 21, 1905 – April 15, 1980) was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, political activist, biographer, and literary critic.
153 Orhan Pamuk

A great author who won a nobel prize and he's not even in the top 100, that just doesn't seem right

I'm Turkish too-like him- but he is not really good I'm getting bored in most of his books. Don't be angry I'm being realistic.

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154 Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

As far as sci-fi goes, he is the best. I've read 2001, 2010, 2061, 3001, Rendez vous with Rama, Rama II, The Garden of Rama, Rama Revealed, Time's Eye, Sunstone, First Born, Childhood's End, The Songs of Distant Earth, Cradle, The Ghost from the Grand Banks, The Hammer of God, The Light of Other Days and many of his short stories and they were all fantastic. He develops his characters and stories like no other.

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155 Lewis Carol

But... He's number one. Alice?

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156 Milan Kundera

Should be a lot higher up. 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' (forget the movie-adaptation) and my favourite 'Laughable Loves' are works of pure genius.

157 Margaret Peterson Haddix

Author of the best selling "Shadow Children Series"

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158 P.B. Kerr

Come on! Don't be so dumb... He doesn't desreve 85 at all with his children of the lamp!

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159 Dacia Maraini
160 Harlan Coben V 1 Comment
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