Top 10 Best American Authors



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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

Classic.

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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6 Responses

  1. Robert M says:

    Worst list of all time!!! Danielle Steele, Harold Robins, LouisL'amour, Dr Seuss, Stephen King over Steinbeck, Poe, Hawthorne, Louis Stevenson, O.Henry …totally idiotic.
    Literature is either entertainment like Steele King L' Amour or it is Literature STEINBECK won the nobel prize because he is a great author he writes literature.
    Poe, Hawthorne ,O. Henry, Stevenson are taught in school for the same reason.
    lists this lame this stupid this devoid of thought really piss me off.

  2. Donald Rowe says:

    your list is a bowel movement !

  3. ARISTOTLE says:

    This list is pretty dumb

  4. Soren Aleksander says:

    The people that read an entire Danielle Steele novel are the same ones who can't make it two pages of Faulkner…case closed

  5. Cavonbest says:

    American Authors is boss.

  6. Oceangirl Six says:

    Seriously? You think Denielle Steele is better than Faulkner? Eudora Welty,Toni Morrison, and Mark Twain are not even mentioned? Clearly, you are not qualified to make such a list.

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