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List of famous authors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top authors in the world? This includes the most prominent authors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable authors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic authors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned authors.

List people include Britney Spears, Bob Dylan and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known authors to the lesser known authors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the author field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous authors ever?" and "What are the names of famous authors?" then you're in the right place. (1646 items)
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, + more

Credits: Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers, Knocked Up

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#29 on The Best Current Female Singers

#92 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#51 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#66 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer

Credits: By The People: The Election of Barack Obama, 60 Minutes, Mistaken for Strangers, Senator Obama Goes to Africa

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#10 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#80 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#41 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Credits: Men in Black, The Great Gatsby, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ali

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#53 on The Best Singers of All Time

#11 on The Best Current Female Singers

#20 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#22 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, producer, author, and activist. Silverstone made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith. ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Author, + more

Credits: Clueless, Batman & Robin, Blast from the Past, Excess Baggage

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#53 on The Best Female Celebrity Role Models

#2 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

#59 on The Best Actors from DC Movies

#4 on Actors Who Peaked In The '90s And Deserve To Make Comebacks

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