Top Ten Greatest Authors


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161 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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162 Lewis Carol

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

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163 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.

164 Margaret Peterson Haddix

Author of the best selling "Shadow Children Series"

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165 Dacia Maraini
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167 L. Pichon

Love this author so much! Went to World Book Day show today, met her and got a book signed. She is such a lovely person, so kind and loves wearing Tom Gates high heels.

Brilliant books. Although they're not as well-known as DOAWK and DD, these books will become classics.

168 Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Adeline Virginia Woolf, born Stephen (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941), known professionally as Virginia Woolf, was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.

It is an offense against nature to have Roth, Brown, and Paolini in the top fifty but not to have Woolf on the list at all. Mrs Dalloway is a masterpiece of modernist fiction.

Why is she so low? How can she be lower than Paulo Coelho, Dan Brown and Steven Tyler? She deserves to be at least in the top 100, it's contra natura that the author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The waves... This is the definition of malum in se.

169 Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works.

How was he not already on the list?!

Well, I guess that he only writes in poem might put some people off. There are lots of good writers out there, so it's not a surprise so many good ones haven't gotten higher up.

170 Stieg Larsson

The milenium series is the best

The milenium series is the best

171 Emily Bronte

Wuthering heights is depressing. Talented. - Eil__een

172 David Foster Wallace
173 Stephanie Meyers

You're welcome - Yungstirjoey

174 Dan Gutman

I love this author his my weird school books are so funny I would recommend them Murphy 6

I'm just voting for him because I know the guy.

175 Natsume Soseki
176 Robert A. Heinlein

Only the guy who inspired modern space exploration...

177 Herta Müller
178 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

I like him because not just because he is an author, but that he is a songwriter and a rockstar legend. Also he has been to places that we could only imagine to go to. He is a writer that listens with his ears and he also feels with all of his senses not with just one like how most of the other writers do. So overall he is a great writer and cares about others. But lives a double life as a rockstar legend. And that is why I want him to be first. I also think that he is a great role model for other young people in the world because of his life before he became noticed.

I read his book 'Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? ' and I loved it. It's based on his own life as a musician and I found out things I never knew before.

I love him because of his musical history and his book "Does the noise in my head bother you". I like the book because of the feelings that he uses.

Steven Tyler a great author? Oh good grief. Where are Harper Lee and Mitch Albom, in your best rock singers list? I'm surprised that Evancho chick isn't on this list.

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179 Cathy Cassidy

I love her books - Rosh16

180 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing more.

I. Love. Ac. Dc. A lot. Keep. Rocking

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