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Shakespeare is most famous author in history. But who are the greatest writers of all time? Here is the list of 100 greatest novelists ever.

Books are the best gift that you can give to anyone. Books are the connecting dots between generations. Even though the means of communications have increased but still Books are the best medium to convey a message at large scale and to different generations. History has it that many writers took the help of literature to bring down the mightiest of the kingdoms and to bring a revolution among the republic. Probably that is why it is said that Pen is mightier than sword.

It is not easy to write a novel and to pen down a revolutionary saga is a feat itself. Many authors have blessed the world by sharing their ideas and point of view with the general people. They knowledge shared by such great authors was passed down to generations and we as a society became more aware and more social.

Here we have chosen 100 greatest authors of all time that revolutionized the world of literature. To justify the selection in this list we opted for a voting system and the great writers listed here are chosen as the most inspirational and motivational writers ever.

Here is the list of 100 greatest writers ever:

Greatest Writers Ever

100. Hunter S Thompson
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Prince Jellyfish, The Rum Diary, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Polo Is My Life.
Awards Won – Thompson Won Academy Awards in 2008 for Documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
99. Mary Shelley
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Frankenstein, The Last Man, Lodore, Falkner A Novel, Mathilda
Awards Won – Mary Shelley Won Nebula Awards for Best Script and Hugo Awards for Dramatic Presentation.
98. John Steinbeck
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – To a God Unknown, The Long Valley, Of Mice and Men, In Dubious Battle, The Grapes of Wrath, Cannery Row, Sea of Cortez.
Awards Won – John Steinbeck Won Nobel Prize in Literature (1962)
97. Penny Jordan
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Falcon’s Prey, Marriage: To Claim His Twins, The Prince of Royal Duty, The Italian Duk’s Wife, The Perfect Sinner, The Sheikh’s Virgin Bride, Possessed by the Sheikh, Stranger From The Past, Mission: Make-Over, Valentine’s Night, The Most Coveted Prize, Boss’s Marriage Arrangement, Christmas Eve Mill.
Awards Won – Penny Jordan Won Career Achievement Awards in 2003.
96. James Michener
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Recessional, Alaska, Texas, Caribbean, The Novel, The Covenant, The Source, The World is My Home, Caravans, Hawaii, The Drifters.
Awards Won – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1948), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977).
95. Jack Kerouac
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, The Subterraneans, The Town and The City, Desolation Angels, Doctor $ax, Vision of Cody.
Awards Won – NA
94. Ernest Hemingway
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Old Man and The Sea, A Moveable Feast, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell of Arms, Death in the Afternoon, In Our Time, To Have and Have Not, The Nick Adams Stories, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Awards Won – Ernest Hemingway Won Nobel Prize in Literature (1954) and Bronze Star Medal in (1947).
93. Edgar Rice Burroughs
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Tarzen of the Apes, A Princess of Mars, The God of Mars, The Return of Tarzen, The Master Mind of Mars, The Moon Maid, Synthetic Men of Mars, Carson of Venus.
Awards Won – Edgar Rice Burroughs Won Hugo Awards (1966) and Sciecne Fiction Hall of Fame (2003).
92. Bret Easton Ellis
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – American Psycho, Glamorama, Less Than Zero, Imperial Bedrooms, Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park, The Rules of Attraction, The Informers.
Awards Won – Bret Easton Ellis Won the Best Screenplay Awards
91. Frank G Slaughter
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Galileans, The Song of Ruth, The Crown and The Cross, Pilgrims in Paradise, David Warrior and King, A Savage Place.
Awards Won – NA
90. Yashuo Uchida
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Togakushi Legend Murders, Shanhai Meikyu, Aki Kumo Densetsu Satsujin Jiken, Kita No Machi Monogatari.
Awards Won – NA
89. Anne Golon
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Angelique the Marquise of the Angels, Angelique and the King, Angelique and the sultan, Angelique in love, Angelique Revolt, The Temptation of Angelique.
Awards Won – NA
88. Seiichi Morimura
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Genghis Khan to the Ends of the Earth and Sea, Chushingura, Shinsengumi, Middowei Midway.
Awards Won – Seiichi Morimura Won the Edogawa Rampo Wards in 1960 for Death in the High Rise.
87. Rex Stout
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Fer-De-Lance, The Doorbell Rang, The League of Frightened Men, Too Many Cooks, A Family Some Buried Caesar, Over My Dead Body, Too Many Women, The Red Box.
Awards Won – Rex Stout Won Edgar Grand Master Awards.
86. John Creasey
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Introducing the Toff, Gideon’s Fire, The Toff and the Golden Boy, Gideon’s Day, Here Comes the Toff, Model for the Toff, First Come a Murder, The Toff on Fire, The Figure in the Dusk.
Awards Won – Edgar Awards for Best Novel (1962) and Wdgar Grand Master Awards in 1969.
85. Margaret Atwood
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Stone Mattress, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake, The Heart Goes Last, Alias Grace, The Years of the Flood, MaddAddam, Life of Pi, The Edible Women, Surfacing, Lady Oracle.
Awards Won – Margaret Atwood won Man Booker Prize and Prince of Asturias Awards for Literature, Helmerich Awards, Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
84. Stieg Larsson
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Girl Kicked the Hornets Nest, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, Millennium, The Expo Files and Other Articles.
Awards Won – Stieg Larsson Won Glass Key Awards (2008), Best Swedish Crime Novel Awards (2006), Barry Awards for Best British Crime Novel and Etc.
83. Hermann Hesse
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Siddhartha, Demian, Peter Camenzind, The Glasss Bead Game, Steppenwolf, Narcissus and Goldmund, The Glass Bead Game, Rosshalde.
Awards Won – Nobel Prize in Literature (1946), Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
82. Cao Xueqin
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Dream of the Red Chamber, Hung Lou Meng Book II, Story of the Stone, A Dream of Red Mansion, Hung Lou Meng Book I.
Awards Won – NA
81. Mary Higgins Clark
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – All Around the Town. Pretend You Don’t See Her, Two Little Girls in Blue, Daddy’s Little Girl, On The Street Where You Live, A Cry in the Night, All Through the Night, Where are You Now?, Where are the Children?.
Awards Won – Edgar Grand Master Awards (2000), Anthony Awards for Best Anthology (1994).
80. Denise Robins
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Venetian Rhapsody, Brief Ecstasy, Desert Rapture, Do Not Go My Love, Mad is The Strong Heart, The Nobel One, Christmas Roses, What Wendy Did, Could I Forget.
Awards Won – NA
79. Lewis Carroll
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, The Huntingof the Snark, The Lewis Carroll Book, The Annotated Alice, The Complete work of Lewis Carroll.
Awards won – NA
78. Eleanor Hibbert
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Mistress of Mellyn, Daughters of England, The Black Opal, The Sixth Wife, The Goldsmith’s Wife, Beyond The Blue Mountains, The Pride Of The Peacock.
Awards Won – Eleanor Hibbert won Golden Treasure Awards in 1989.
77. Wilbur Smith
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – River God, Warlock, Assegai, The Seventh Scroll, The Sound of Thunder, A Sparrow Falls, Those in Peril, Eagle in the Sky.
Awards Won – Wilbur Smith Won Adventure Writing Prize.
76. Philip K D!ck
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, Valis, The Main in The High Castle, The Best of Philip K. D!ck, Martin Time-Slip, Do Androids Dream of Electic Sheeps?.
Awards Won – Philip K. D!ck Won Awards for The Best Science Fiction.
75. Richard Yates
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Heart Crying, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, Cold Spring Harber, Lie Down in Darkness.
Awards Won – Richard Yates Won the National Book Awards in 1962.
74. Robin Cook
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Coma, Chromosome 6, Acceptable Risk, Toxin, Abduction, Outbreak, Brain, Shock, Contagion, Cure, Sezure, Sphinx, Robin Cook, The Year of the Intern.
Awards Won – Robin Cook Won Literary Legend Awards in 2014.
73. Andrew Neiderman
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Baby Squad, Under Abduction, Deadly Verdict, Unholy Birth, The Davil’s Advocate, Garden of the Dead, Perfect Little Angel, Night Howl, The Solomon Organization, Playmates.
Awards Won – NA
72. Anne Rice
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, Prince Lestat, The Wolf Gift, Memnoch the Devil, Taltos, Merrick, Lasher, Pandora.
Awards Won – Anne Rice Won World Horror Convention Grand Master Awards in 1994 and Bram Stoker Awards for Lifetime Achievement in 2003.
71. Erskine Caldwell
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Tobacco Road, You Have Seen Their Faces, In Search of Bisco, Georgia Boy, North of the Danube, Trouble in July, God’s Little Acre, Place Called Estherville.
Awards Won – NA
70. Evan Hunter
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Blackboard Jungle, Criminal Conversation, Find the Feathered Serpent, Me and Hitch, Cop Hater, The Chisholms, Privileged Conversation, Danger: Dinosaurs!, Ten Plus One.
Awards Won – Evan Hunter Won Cartier Diamond Dagger Awards in 1998 and Edgar Grand Master Awards in 1986.
69. David Baldacci
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Innocent, Split Second, The Camel Club, True Blue, Wish You Well, The Target, Memory Man, The Hit, The Guilty, Zero Day.
Awards Won – NA
68. F Scott Fitzgerald
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Love of the Last Tycoon, Tales of the Jazz Age, West of Sunset.
Awards Won – NA
67. Norman Bridwell
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Clifford the Small Red Puppy, Clifford thr Firehous Dog, Clifford’s Good Deeds, The Witch Next Door, Clifford’s Kitten, Clifford Gets a Job, Clifford Kitten. Clifford and The Big Stom.
Awards Won – NA
66. Roald Dahl
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Twits, Matilda, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me, Esio Trot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Awards Won – Roald Dahl Won World Fantasy Awards for Life Achievement in 1983, Edgar Awards for Best Short Story (1960).
65. Catherine Cookson
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Round Tower, The Glass Virgin, Tilly Trotter, Kate Hannigan, The Silent Lady, The Fifteen Streets, The Cinder Path, The Dwelling Place, The Rag Nymph.
Awards Won – Catherine Cookson Won Emmy Awards for Best Drama in 1991.
64. Eiji Yoshikawa
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Musashi, Taiko-A Novel, The Heike Story, Fragments of a Past, The Way of the Samurai: Musashi.
Awards Won – Eiji Yoshikawa Won Cultural Order of Merit Awards in 1960.
63. Roger Hargreaves
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Mr. Tickle, Mr. Happy, Little Miss Twins, Little Miss Bossy, Mr. Greedy, Mr. Bump, Mr, Nosey, Mr. Bump, Mr. Sneeze, little Miss Birthday, Mr. Small.
Awards Won – NA
62. Debbie Macomber
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Silver Linings, The Inn at Rose Harbor, Last One Home, 16 Lighthouse Road, A Good Yam, 204 Rosewood Lane, Blossom Street Brides, Starting Now, Twenty Wishes, The Shop on Blossom Street.
Awards Won – Debbie Macomber Won Quill Awards for Romance in 2005.
61. Stephenie Meyer
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Twilight, The Host, Midnight Sun, Breaking Down, New Moon, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Prom Night From Hell.
Awards Won – Stephenie Meyer Won Kid’s Choice Awards for Favorite Book in 2009 and Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Graphic Novel & Comics.
60. Astrid Lindgren
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Ronia The Robber’s Daughter, The Brother Lionheart, The Six Bullerby Children, Mio, My Son, Pippi in the South Seas, Pippi Goes on Board, Seacrow Island.
Awards Won – Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Right Liveihood Awards in 1994, Selma Lagerlog Prize, Litteris et Artibus.
59. Clive Cussler
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Pacific Vortex, Treasure, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, The Mediterranean, Cyclops, Dragon, Night Prob!, Deep Six, White Death, Atlantis Found, Inca Gold.
Awards Won – Clive Cussler Won the international awards at the Cannes Lions International festival in 2002.
58. Ken Follett
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Pillars of the Earth, Fall of Giants, World Without End, Eye of the Needle, Winter of the World, The Key to Rebecca, A Dangerous Fortune, Night Over Water, Hornet Flight, Lie Down with Lions.
Awards Won – Ken Follett Won Edgar Awards for Best Novel and Edgar Grand Master Awards.
57. Chuck Palahniuk
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Fight Club, Lullaby, Choke, Haunted, Damned, Snuff, Beautiful You, Invisible Monster, Survivor, Doomed, Fight Club 2, Make Something Up.
Awards Won – Chuck Palahniuk Won Oregon Book Awards for Best Novel (fight Club) in 1997.
56. Richard Scarry
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Best Word Book Ever, Busy Town Boat Race, Busiest People Ever, Funniest Storybook Ever, The Please and Thank You Book, Biggest Word Book Ever, Rabbit and His Friends, The Bunny Book.
Awards Won – Richard Scarry Won Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2012.
55. Michael Crichton
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, State of Fear, Prey, The Great Train Robbery, Sphere, Rising Sun, Eaters of the Dead, The Terminal Man, Timeline, Travels, Micro, Odds On.
Awards Won – Michael Crichton Eon Prime time Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Edgar Awards for Best Novel, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.Edgar Awards for Best Motion Picture.
54. Nicholas Sparks
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – True Believer, The Last Song, The Best of Me, At First Sight, The Choice, A Bend in the Road, The Rescue, Safe Haven, The Guardian, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle.
Awards Won – Nicholas Sparks Won Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Check List.
53. Gerard De Villiers
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Madmenof Benghazi, Les Amazones de Pyongyang, Black Magic in New Year, Revenge of the Kremlin, Samba Pour SAS, Hostage in Tokyo, KGB Contre KGB, The Belfast Connection.
Awards Won – NA
52. Alistair Maclean
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Ice Station Zebra, HMS Ulysses, The Guns of Navarone, Fear is the Sky, The Satan Bug, The Last Frontier, The Golden Rendezvous, Puppet on a Chain, Bear Island.
Awards Won – NA
51. Arthur Hailey
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Moneychangers, Strong Medicine, In High Places, The Final Diagnosis, Hotel, Overload, Runway Zero-Eight, The Evening News, Airport, Detective, Wheels.
Awards Won – NA
50. CS Lewis
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, The Last Battle, Surprised by Joy, Till We Have Faces, The Space Trilogy, The Problem of Pain, A Grief Observed, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Out of the Silent.
Awards Won – NA
49. Karl May
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Treasure of Silver Lake, Winnetou: A Novel, Winnetou IV, Old Surehand, The Oil Prince, Durchs Wilde Kurdistan, Halbblut, Winnetou the Apache Knight.
Awards Won – Karl May Won Best Film Gold Awards.
48. Mickey Spillane
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – I the Jury, My Gun is quick, One Lonely Night, Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Kill, The Killing Man, The Girl Hunter, Black Alley, The Erection Set, The Body Lovers, Survival…. Zero!, The Snake, The Last Cop Out.
Awards Won – Mickey Spillane Won Edgar Grand Master Awards in 1995 and The EYE – Lifetime Achievement Awards (1983).
47. Kyotaro Nishimura
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Mystery Train Disappears
Awards Won – Kyotaro Nishimura Won Edogawa Rampo Awards in 1965 and Mystery Writer of Japan Awards in 1981.
46. Zane Grey
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Riders of the Purple Sage, The Lone Star Ranger, The Last Trail, Spirit of the Border, The Rainbow Trail, The Border Legion, The Heritage of the Desert, Raiders of Spanish Peaks.
Awards Won – NA
45. Jeffrey Archer
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Kane and Abel, Only Time Will Tell, The Sins of The Father, A Prisoner of Birth, Best Kept Secret, Sons of Fortune, As the Crow Files, First Among Equals, The Fourth Estate, Cometh the Hour, The Prodigal Daughter.
Awards Won – Jeffrey Archer Won the Best Academy Awards.
44. John Grisham
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Rainmaker, The Testament, The Litigators, The Pelican Brief, The Runway Jury, The Partner, The Confession, The Broker, The Chamber, The Street Lawyer, Gray Mountain, The Client, The Brethren, The Associate.
Awards Won – John Grisham won Helmerich Awards and Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2007.
43. Stan and Jan Berenstain
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Big Honey Hunt, The Berenstain Bears New Baby, The Bears Picnic, The Bike Lesson GLB, The B Book, The Berenstain Bears and Baby, Bears on Wheels, The Birds, the Bees and the Berenstain Bears.
Awards Won – Stan and Jan Berenstain Won many Awards for Children’s Literature.
42. Tom Clancy
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising, Debt of Honor, Rainbow Six, Without Remorse, The Bear and the Dragon, Dead or Alive, Patriot Games, Executive Order, The Teeth of the Tiger, Locked On.
Awards Won – Tom Clancy Won Alfred Thayer Mahan Awards for Literary Achievement in 1990.
41. Frederic Dard
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – L’histoire de France vue par San Antonio , Beru-Beru, Beru et Ces Dames, Le Standinge Selon Berurier: Un Guide Des Bonnes Manieres, Bride in a Cage, Les Clefs Du Pouvoir Sont Dans ;a Boite a Gants.
Awards Won – NA
40. Robert Ludlum
Greatest Writers
Populer Novel – The Matarese Circle, The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Identiy, The Icarus Agenda, The Parsifal Mosaic, The Holcroft Covenant, The Janson Directive, The Osterman Weekend, The Sigma Protocol, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Matlock Paper.
Awards Won – Robert Ludlum Won three Academy Awards in 2008.
39. James Patterson
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Cross, Kiss the Girls, Cardle & All, Along Came a Spider, 1st to Die, Witch & Wizard, Private, The Thomas Berryman Number, I Alex Cross, When the Wind Blows, Roses are Red, The Quickie, NYPD Red, Jack & Jill, Violets are Blue.
Awards Won – James Patterson Won Edgar Awards for Best First Novel in 1977.
38. Nora Roberts
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Witness, Sea Swept, Born in Fire, Blue Dahila, Born in Ice, Carolina Moon, Vision in White, Jewels of the Sun, Rising Tides, The Liar, The Next Always, Bed of Roses, Key of Light, Red Lily, Three Fates, Dance Upon the Air, Whiskey Beach.
Awards Won – Nora Roberts Won RITA Awards for Best Novel and Quill Awards for Book of the Year.
37. Ian Fleming
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Casino Royale, The James Bond Books, Live and Let Die, From Russia with Love, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Goldfinger, Dr. No, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me.
Awards Won – NA.
36. Irving Wallace
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Second Lady, The Fan Club, The Seven Minutes, The Plot, The Seventh Secret, The Celestial Bed, The Miracle, The Almighty, The Word, The Three Sirens, The Golden Room, The Men, The R Documents, The Book of Predication, The Love Machine.
Awards Won – NA.
35. Edgar Wallace
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Four Just Men, The Mind of Mr. J.G. Reeder, The Daffodil Mystery, Angel of Terror, The Clue of The Twisted Candle, The Green Rust, The Three Just Men, The Fellowship of the frog, The Secret House.
Awards Won – NA.
34. Beatrix Potter
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Tale pf Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots.
Awards Won – NA.
33. Jin Yong
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Book and the Sword, Demi-Goods and Semi-Devils, The Smiling Proud Wanderer, The Deer and the Cauldron, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, The Return of the Condor Heroes.
Awards Won – Jin Yong Won many Awards.
32. Jiro Akagawa
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Three Sister Investigate, Beat Your Neighbor Out of Doors.
Awards Won – Jiro Akagawa won Japan Mystery Literature Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
31. Dr. Seuss
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Horton Hears a Who!, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, The Sneetches and Other Stories, Happy Birthday to you, The Foot Book.
Awards Won – Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.
30. Erle Stanley Gardner
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Case of the Sulky Girl, The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat,The Case of the Howling Dog, The Case of the One-Eeyed Witness, The Case of the Runway Corpse, The Case of the Perjured Parrot, The Case of the Haunted Husband.
Awards Won – Edgar Awards for Best Fact Crime in 1953 and Edgar Grand Master Awards in 1962.
29. Kalidaas
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Meghaduta, Raghuvamsa, Kumarasambhava, Malavikagnimitram, Rtusamhara, The Loom of Time, The Birth of Kumara, The Birth of War-God, The Lost Ring, Sakuntala or The Fatal Ring.
Awards Won – NA
28. RL Stine
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Haunted Mask, One Day at HorrorLand, Dangerous Girls, Attack of the Mutant, Welcome to Dead House, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, Nightmare Hour, The New Girls, A Night in the Terror Tower, The Boy Who Ate Fear Street.
Awards Won – RL Stine Won Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Book.
27. Paulo Coelho
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Brida, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portbello, The Winner Stands Alone, Manuscript Found in Accra, Aleph, The Devil and Miss Prym, The Fifth Mountain, Like the Flowing River.
Awards Won – Paulo Coelho Won Crystal Awards and International Awards.
26. Alexander Pushkin
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Eugene Onegin, The Captain’s Daughter, The Queen of Spades, Boris Godunov, The Fountain of Bakhchisarary, The Bronze Horseman, The Gypsies.
Awards Won – NA.
25. Dean Koontz
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Odd Thomas, Watchers, Fear Nothing, Lightning, From the Corner of His Eye, Seize the Night, Intensity, Saint Odd, Phantoms, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Dragon Tears, Night Chills, Tcktock, Life Expectancy, Invasion, False Memory, Strangers, Forever Odd.
Awards Won – NA.
24. Oscar Wilde
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, De Profundis, Salome, A Women of No Importance, The Canterville, The Works of Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man, The Duchess of Paudua.
Awards Won – Oscar Wilde Won Retro Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.
23. Harper Lee
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – To kill a Mockingbird, Countdown to Go Set a Watchman:A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird, Go to Set a Watchman.
Awards Won – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction.
22. Louis L’Amour
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Last of the Breed, The Walking Drum, Sackett’s Land, The Daybreakers, Jubal Sackett, Bendigo Shafter, Haunted Mesa, Ride the River, The Sackett Brand, Mustang Man, Shalako.
Awards Won – Louis L’Amour won U.S National Book Awards in 1979.
21. Leo Tolstoy
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – War the Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, The Cossacks, The Kreutzer Sonata, The Kingdom of God Is Within You, Boyhood, What is Art?, Hadji Murat, A Confession.
Awards Won – Leo Tolstoy Won Nobel Prize.
20. Horatio Alger Jr.
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Ragged Dick, Strive and Succeed, Paul Prescott’s Charge: A Story for Boy, Paul the Peddler, The Cash Boy, A Fancy of Hers, Joe The Hotel Boy, Driven From Home, Sam’s Chance, Cast Upon the Breakers, Fame and Fortune.
Awards Won – NA
19. Corin Tellado
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Tu Pasado Me Condena, Amagos Sentimientos, El Amigo de mi Hija, Los Amigos de Kima, El Recuerdo De Aquel Dia, Mi, Marido me Olvido, Doce en Solitario.
Awards Won – NA
18. Jackie Collins
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Hollywood Wives, The Santangelos, The World Is Full of Married Men, Lady Boss, Chances, The Power Trip, Lovers and Gamblers, Drop Dead Beautiful, Confessions of a Wild Child.
Awards Won – Jackie Collins Won National Book Award and Outstanding Achievement Awards 2011.
17. Enid Blyton
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Five on a Treasure Island, Five Run Away Together, Five go to Smuggler’s Top, Five on Kirrin Island, The Enchanted Wood, Five on a Hike Together, Five Go to Mystery Moor, Five on a Secret Trail.
Awards Won – NA.
16. Dan Brown
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Da Vinci Code, Inferno, The Lost Symbol, Angels & Demons, Digital Fortress, 187 Men to Avoid, Angels & Demons/Deception Point, Robert Langdon Omnibus, Deception Point.
Awards Won – Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery &Thriller, Book Sense Book of the Year Award.
15. Gilbert Patten
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – Frank Merriwell at Yale, Frank Merriwell’s Races, Frank Merriwell’s Chums, Frank Merriwell Down South, Frank Merriwell’s Faith, Frank Merriwell’s Cruise, Frank Merriwell’s Brackers, Frank Merriwell’s Son.
Awards Won – Academy Award Won Gilbert Patten.
14. Georges Simenon
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Pedigree, Maigret, The Strange Case of Peter the Lett, Pietr the Latvian, Maigret’s First Case, Maigret Sets a Trap, Dirty Snow, Maigret and The Yellow Dog.
Awards Won – Edgar Grand Master Awards in 1966 and Edgar Awards for Best Foreign Film.
13. Stephen King
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Stand, The Shining, Carrie, Misery, Salem’s Lot, 11/22/63, Doctor Sleep, Pet Sematary, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, The Dead Zone, The Darkest Secret, Blaze.
Awards Won – Bram Stoker Awards, Edgar Awards for Best Novel in 2015, British Fantasy Awards in 2005, O. Henry Awards, International Horror Guild Awards.
12. JK Rowling
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Casual Vacancy, Harry Potter and theGoblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Silkworm.
Awards Won – Kid’s Choice Awards for Favorite Book, Hugo Awards for Best Novel, Locus Awards for Best Fantasy Novel, Shorty Awards for Best Author.
11. Barbara Cartland
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – A Ghost in Monte Carlo, The Blue-eyed Witch, The Wicked Marquis, The Innocent Imposter, The Love Pirate, Beauty or Brains?, The Prisoner of Love, A Rabel Princess, The Saint and The Sinner.
Awards Won – NA
10. Danielle Steel
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Apartment: A Novel, A Perfect Life, Big Girl, His Bright Light, Betrayal, Jewels, Family Ties, The Gift, Precious Gifts, The Gift, Hotel Vendome, Fine Things, Undercobver.
Awards Won – NA.
9. Harold Robbins
Greatest Writers
Popular Novels – The Carpetbaggers, A Stone for Danny Fisher, Never Love a Stranger, The Dream Merchants, Dreams die first, The Adventures, Memories of Another Day, Tycoon, The Pirate.
Awards Won – NA
8. Sidney Sheldon
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – If Tomorrow Comes, Rage of Angels, Master of the Game, Tell Me Your Dreams, The Other Side of Midnight, The Naked Face, The Doomsday Conspiracy, The Best Laid Plans.
Awards Won – Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay, Tony Awards for Best Musical.
7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – A Study in Scarlet, The Hound of the Four, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World, The Final Problem, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, The White Company.
Awards Won – NA.
6. Agatha Christie
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie Books, Curtain, Death on the Nile, The A.B.C Murder, A Murder is Announced.
Awards Won – Edgar Grand Master Awards, Edgar Awards for Best Play, Anthony Awards for Best Writer of the Century, Anthony Awards for Best Series of the Century.
5. JRR Tolkien
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Hobbit, The Lord of The Ring, The Silmarillion, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Children of Hurin, The Return of the King, The Two Towers, The Book of Lost Tales.
Awards Won – Locus Awards for Best Fantasy Novel 1978, Nebula Awards for Best Script, Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation.
4. Edgar Allan Poe
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in The Rue Morgue, The Case of Amontillado, The Purloined, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death.
Award Won – NA.
3. William Shakespeare
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, MACBETH, Othello, King Lear, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, Twelfth Night.
Awards Won – Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Revival.
2. Valmiki
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Ramayana, Sundara Kanda, The Concise Ramayana of Valmiki, Rama the Steadfast: An Early from of the Ramayana.
Awards Won – NA.
1. Ved Vyas
Greatest Writers
Popular Novel – Vishnu Purana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata Purana.
Awards Won – National Sanskrit Awards.

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