Popular Authors in the World

Popular Authors in the World

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Famous books means famous or popularly known authors, but the truth is that not all famous authors produce or create a certain book that instantaneously become famous or legendary like their other works. There are specific factors to be viewed when evaluating these books or novels to be considered qualified. Though, we are not going to talk about the books in here, we are going to be discussing about the actual authors of these novels or books. Let us all find out who amongst the many authors are the most popular authors known to many regarding their writing style and certain areas of specialization. Now the authors we’ll be discussing and will be named here are combinations of authors whose specializations are in the field of history, fiction, legal, novels, short stories, suspense and many other more book genres.

Here are the top authors known in the world:

William Shakespeare

A very famous English author born on April 26, 1954. He is popularly known to have written 38 plays, 2 poems and 154 sonnets. The famous Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello and The tragedy of Hamlet are all William Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare was said to have produced most of his known work between years 1589 and 1613. Far from the usual image we know of him, Shakespeare’s early works were mainly of comedies and histories genres and later on wrote about tragedies. Many of his works were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime and up to now, privilege only great writers could enjoy.

Eric Arthur Blair

Having used the pen name George Orwell, is an English gentleman born on June 25, 1903. His written works are all about poetry, journalism, criticism on literature and fiction books. He was considered the 20th century’s best chronicler of English culture. Up to this date, Orwell’s work continues to influence popular and political culture.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Most commonly known as Mark Twain, is an American born on the 30th of November, 1835. His written works are usually infused with such humor. “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of his greatest books that were generally accepted throughout generations. Though Twain earned so much money from his writings and lectures, he invested a great deal of money to wrong writing which is entitled the Paige Compositor. This writing failed because it was too complex and imprecise.

Ernest Miller Hemingway

An American writer born on July 21, 1899. His literary works won him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. He published numerous novels, nonfiction, short stories and is well known in literature. His economical and understated style became a strong influence on the 20th century fiction. He has published seven novels, six short stories collection and two non-fiction works. Many of these were considered as classics of American literature.

Dan Brown

Also an American gentleman born on the 22nd June of 1964. He was the author of the famous and controversial book, “Da Vinci Code” in 2003 that has dominated the market for quite a decade and has been translated in over 40 languages. This novel has also been quite the subject of debates amongst people and as specifically denied and rejected by the Catholic Church because of its attacks on the integrity of the church itself.

Stephen King

Born on September 21, 1947. He has written numerous books mostly fiction, horror and suspense. Many of which has been turned into a movie. His books was said to have sold more than 350 million copies and have been turned into number of films, movies and fantasies. He used the pen name Richard Bachman on seven of his works.

Sidney Sheldon

Truly is one of the top ten famous novel writers of all times. Author of thousands of novels, Sidney Sheldon was born on Chicago, USA on February 11, 1917. He was an Academy Award winning American writer. He became most famous when he turned fifty and he started his writing career which became best selling novels. He is known to the literary world as the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time.

John Ray Grisham

A famous suspense writer that uses legal strategies, born on the 8th of February, 1955 in the United States. The Firm, The Client, The Associate, The Bleachers, The Partner, The Summon, The Pelican and many other more are just some of his many best and well-written books of all time. Its no wonder he’s into that type of writing style or genre because he was an American lawyer, politician and a writer. He was continuously inspired by the career he has chosen and therefore became popular for his legal thriller novels. He graduated from the prestigious Mississippi State University before actually attending the University Of Mississippi School Of Law. There he practiced criminal law for about a decade and later on served in the House of Representatives in Mississippi from January 1984 to September 1990.

William Cuthbert Faulkner

A writer of short stories, plays, essays, novels, poetry and media but was primarily acclaimed for his novels and short stories. He was born on the 25th of September, 1897. He was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. He was considered one of the most important writers in both American literature in general and Southern literature specifically.

J.K Rowling

The famous author behind the sensational Harry Potter series that without a doubt has invaded the industry for decades. He is a British writer whose books has become a household name all throughout the world and has been catering people of different ages. The Harry Potter book truly became a blockbuster hit when it was turned into a movie. It became the most watched and viewed movie for weeks.

If you have never ever tried reading and reviewing works of these top 10 most popular authors in the world, then maybe its time you do and enjoy their different point of views, styles, pacing, plots and of course, their imagination.

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