Top 100 Writers

  1. William Shakespeare
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. George Orwell
  4. Charles Dickens
  5. Leo Tolstoy
  6. Jane Austen
  7. Ernest Hemingway
  8. Homer
  9. John Steinbeck
  10. James Joyce (1882 – 1941) Irish novelist
  11. Mark Twain
  12. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) French writer. Author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo.
  13. Vladimir Nabokov (1899 –  1977) Russian author Lolita (1955) Pale Fire (1962)
  14. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) American author
  15. Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) – American poet
  16. Virgil (70 BC –  19 BC) Roman poet
  17. William Wordsworth
  18. Oscar Wilde
  19. C.S. Lewis
  20. Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927 –  2014) Colombian author. Nobel Prize in Literature (1982). Wrote: One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), The Autumn of the Patriarch (1975) and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985)
  21. Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) French novelist and poet. Wrote Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831
  22. J.K. Rowling
  23. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1842) American author, poet, editor, and literary critic
  24. Virginia Woolf
  25. Emily Dickinson
  26. D. H. Lawrence
  27. Walt Whitman
  28. George Eliot (1819 – 1880) Pen name of Mary Ann Evans. Wrote novels, The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871–72), and Daniel Deronda (1876)
  29. Marcel Proust
  30. Albert Camus
  31. J.D. Salinger
  32. Fyodor Dostoevsky
  33. Thomas Hardy
  34. Joseph Heller
  35. Salman Rushdie
  36. Charlotte Bronte
  37. Douglas Adams
  38. Emily Bronte
  39. W. Somerset Maugham
  40. Honore de Balzac
  41. Khalid Hosseini
  42. Toni Morrison
  43. Agatha Christie
  44. Ayn Rand
  45. Joseph Conrad
  46. Evelyn Waugh
  47. William Faulkner
  48. John Updike
  49. Dante Alighieri
  50. Franz Kafka
  51. Edith Wharton
  52. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  53. Henry Miller
  54. William Butler Yeats
  55. Aldous Huxley
  56. Paulo Coelho
  57. Jorge Luis Borges
  58. Marcus Aurelius
  59. Jack London
  60. Henry David Thoreau
  61. Thomas Mann
  62. Graham Greene
  63. Jules Verne
  64. Jack Kerouac
  65. Jean Paul Sarte
  66. Agatha Christie
  67. Hunter S. Thompson
  68. William Blake 
  69. Maya Angelou
  70. Tennessee Williams
  71. John Keats
  72. Robert Louis Stevenson
  73. George Bernard Shaw
  74. Rudyard Kipling
  75. E. M. Forster
  76. Plato
  77. Rabindranath Tagore
  78. Gabriele Mistrale
  79. Jalalud’din Rumi
  80. Wilfred Owen
  81. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  82. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  83. John Milton
  84. Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
  85. Roald Dahl
  86. W H Auden
  87. T.S.Eliot
  88. Anne Frank
  89. Ian McEwan
  90. Stephen King
  91. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  92. Phillip Roth
  93. Beatrix Potter
  94. Paulo Coelho
  95. Rabindranath Tagore
  96. Anton Chekhov
  97. G.K. Chesterton
  98. Enid Blyton
  99. Czeslaw Milosz
  100. Elie Wiesel