Top Ten Greatest Authors


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141 Bernard Cornwell
142 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 more.

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

143 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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144 Mika Waltari
145 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.

Just started reading Ham on Rye. Great, so far. - Alpha101

146 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.

147 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.

148 Danielle Steel

Moving story with great feelings

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149 Raymond E. Feist


150 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. more.

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

151 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

152 Meg Cabot
153 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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154 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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155 Lee Child

The Author of Jack Reacher!

156 Mihai Eminescu
157 R. K. Narayan
158 David Baldacci

I think David baldacci deserves to be on the list

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160 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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