Top Ten Greatest Authors


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141 Mika Waltari
142 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.

143 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.

144 Danielle Steel

Moving story with great feelings

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145 Karl Marx Karl Marx
146 Raymond E. Feist


147 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.

148 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

149 Meg Cabot
150 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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151 Sidney Sheldon

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

I love all of his books! He deserves being on the top of the list

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!

Doomday conspiracy is my favourite Sheldon book.

152 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.

153 Lee Child

The Author of Jack Reacher!

154 Mihai Eminescu
155 R. K. Narayan
156 David Baldacci

I think David baldacci deserves to be on the list

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158 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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159 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.
160 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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