Top 10 Best American Authors
10. William Faulkner: William Faulkner is known as poet novelist of Mississippi.
His is known for reflecting the history and culture of South in his work. His
first Novel Sound in the theory was published in 1929. He had a reputation of
technically complex and imaginative writer.
9. Louis L’Amour: Louis L’Amour was a western writer. His success came to the
western novel named “Hondo”. His first book was so popular that it was made into
a movie also. Till he died in June, he had written 100 books and 400 short
stories which were translated into 10 different languages.
8. F.Scott Fitzgerald: F.Scott Fitzgerald writings perfectly captured the sense
of America in 1920. He started writing at age of 13 for his school newspaper. He
also wrote musicals in his college days. He is known for the greatest novels of
all time The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby was the biggest selling American
7. Harold Robbins: This is the author who has 25 best selling books printed in
32 languages in his name. He was also one of the controversial authors right
from the start. His novels covered topics like sex, money and power. Robbins
published his first book on 1948 and was able to write full time till 1957. He
wrote more than 30 novels.
6. Sidney Sheldon: Sidney Sheldon was a best selling novelist who won Oscar,
Tony, Emmy awards for his work on the stage and screen. His novels are steamy
page turners which have been translated in 51 languages. Sheldon was born in
Chicago, Illinois. Sidney started his career at an early age by making a sale of
his poem for dollar ten.
5. Stephen King: Stephen King is a Horror King. He completed his novel “The
Running Man” which was over 300 pages in just ten days. He owns three Radio
Stations in Maine. He is certified by the Guinness World Records for the most
motion picture adoptions.
4. Dr Seuss: He is the most famous children author of all time. He has 46
children’s books to his name. All of them are characterized by imaginative
characters and rhymes.
3. Ernest Hemingway: Ernest Hemingway is one the greatest writers of 20th
Century. He was very brief and straightforward in his writing Which Makes him
different. His first work “The Sun Also Rises” is still considered Hemmingway’s
greatest work. He was honoured with Nobel Prize for literature. He also won
Pulitzer Prize which came for writing “The Old Man and the Sea”.
2. Danielle Steel: Her works on the genre of romance. A world renowned author
whose first novel was published 1973. Her first best seller “The Promise” was
published in 1978. 21 of her novels have been adopted till now for television
with some winning the prestigious Golden Globe Award.
1. Mark Twain: Mark Twain is definitely one of the most incredible writers in
the English literature. He is called “Father of American Literature”. In his
earlier days Mark Twain has served as riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, and
inventor. He wrote the classic American novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There are many buildings, schools, bridges which
have been named after him.
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