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List of famous novelists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top novelists in the world? This includes the most prominent novelists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable novelists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic novelists 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 novelists.

This is a list that includes people like Jimmy Carter and William Shatner.

From reputable, prominent, and well known novelists to the lesser known novelists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the novelist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous novelists ever?" and "What are the names of famous novelists?" then you're in the right place. (1169 items)
Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Novelists
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Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 ...more

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Age: 69

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

Profession: Columnist, Television producer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Shining, Stand by Me

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#21 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#42 on The Best Writers of All Time

#42 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#2 on The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Novelists
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Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, and will reprise the character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Script doctor, + more

Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

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#91 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#25 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

#1 on The Best Fish Things That Are Not Really Fish

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Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Novelists
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Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1905-1982)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Philosopher, Playwright

Credits: The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged: Part I, Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike, Love Letters

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#48 on The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

#19 on The Best Jewish Authors

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Novelists
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Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright. ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Physicist, Novelist, Scientist, Author, Writer, + more

Credits: Contact, Cosmos, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, The Earth Day Special

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