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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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