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List of the most popular authors from United States, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous American authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable American writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from United States?" and "Who are the best American authors?"

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Angelina Jolie Notes from My Travels, Justice for Darfur, Justice Delayed Is Not Justice Denied

The Best Museums in the United States The Lamest Authors of All Time

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Eminem The Way I Am, Angry Blonde

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Allen Ginsberg Howl, Pull My Daisy, Collected poems 1947-1980

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Anne Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Anne Rice The Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Armand

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andy Warhol Popism: The Warhol Sixties, A, A Novel

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Andrew Holleran is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andrew Holleran Ground Zero, In September, the Light Changes: The Stories of Andrew Holleran

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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alfred Hitchcock Sinister Spies, Read With Caution, The Crooked Cat

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Angela Elwell Hunt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Angela Elwell Hunt The secret of Cravenhill Castle, The elevator, The Riddle of Baby Rosalind

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Anaïs Nin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Anaïs Nin Delta of Venus, Henry and June, Fire: From a Journal of Love

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Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alice Walker The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The Temple of My Familiar

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Adrienne Rich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Adrienne Rich An Atlas of the Difficult World, On Lies, Secrets and Silence

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Andre Norton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andre Norton Garan the Eternal, The Elvenbane, Sargasso of Space

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Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Dick Wolf The Intercept

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Ambrose Bierce is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Ambrose Bierce Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, The Devil's Dictionary, A Sole Survivor: Bits of Autobiography

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Andrew Preston Peabody is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andrew Preston Peabody Portsmouth Sunday school hymn book, The choice of a profession, Views of duty adapted to the times

The Most Loved American First Ladies The Best Female Characters in Literature

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Anita Desai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Anita Desai Fasting, Feasting, The Village by the Sea

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Andy Rooney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andy Rooney Common Nonsense, And more by Andy Rooney, My War

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Al Capp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Al Capp Michael Wm. Kaluta Sketchbook, From Dogpatch to Slobbovia, The return of the Shmoo

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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business, Nation Transformed by Information, Express trusts under the common law

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Andrew Greeley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andrew Greeley Confessions of a Parish Priest: An Autobiography, Ethnicity, Irish Cream

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Allan Havis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Allan Havis Haut Goût, American Political Plays, Haunting of Jim Crow

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Abraham Verghese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Abraham Verghese The Tennis Partner, My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of Aids, Cutting for Stone

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Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alan Alda Never Have Your Dog Stuffed And Other Things I've Learned, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself (Random House Large Print

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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alyssa Milano Safe At Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic

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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Aaron Sorkin The West Wing Script Book, The Farnsworth Invention, The "West Wing" Scriptbook

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Anne McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Anne McCaffrey Dragonflight, Dragonsong, Sassinak

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Alex Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alex Sánchez Rainbow Boys, Getting It, Rainbow High

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Amanda Foreman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Amanda Foreman Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana. Das lustvolle Leben der Herzogin von Devonshire., Georgiana's World

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Aimee Nezhukumatathil Miracle fruit, At the Drive-In Volcano, Fishbone

The Best National Parks in the USA The Best Things About Fall

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Alice French is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alice French A slave to duty & other women, Otto the knight, The lion's share

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Alma Routsong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alma Routsong Patience and Sarah, The Love of Good Women, A place for us

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Adi Da is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Adi Da The heart's shout, The heart conversion talk series, The knee of listening

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Achy Obejas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Achy Obejas We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories, Days of Awe, This Is What Happened in Our Other Life

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André Previn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from United States
André Previn The Giraffes Go to Hamburg, Priestley's The good companions, No Minor Chords

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Andrea Cagan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Andrea Cagan Up and Running, Peace Is Possible, Held Hostage

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Alan Dean Foster is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alan Dean Foster Interlopers, The Mocking Program, Phylogenesis

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Albert Einstein The Evolution of Physics, Ideas and Opinions, The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity

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Aaron Spelling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Aaron Spelling Aaron Spelling

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Akiva Goldsman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Akiva Goldsman Screenwriters Award-Winner Set, Collection 3, The Da Vinci Code Illustrated Screenplay

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Ang Lee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Ang Lee Two Films by Ang Lee Eat Drink Man Woman & The Wedding Banquet, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Alan Jay Lerner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alan Jay Lerner My Fair Lady, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Brigadoon

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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Aaron Copland What to Listen for in Music, Our new music, Como Escuchar La Musica

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Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from United States

The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America Americans Who Least Deserve Fame & Fortune

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Adolphe Menjou is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Adolphe Menjou It took nine tailors

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Alan Menken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alan Menken Disney's Pocahontas Illustrated Songbook, Alan Menken Songbook, E.Z. Play Today Pocahontas

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André De Toth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from United States
André De Toth De Toth on De Toth

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Alexander Hamilton The Federalist Papers, The law practice of Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton: Writings

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Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Al Roker Don't Make Me Stop This Car!, Al Roker's Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook

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Bruce Nash is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Bruce Nash SPORTS HALL OF SHAME'S FUNTASTIC TRIVIA AND STICKER BOOK, MORE LITTLE BIG LEAGUERS, BASEBALL HALL OF SHAME'S FUNTASTIC TRIVIA AND STICKER BOOK^! THE

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Martin Mull is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from United States
Martin Mull Martin Mull