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People Who Write

Writers
81.1k votersThe Best Writers of All TimeThe pen is truly mightier than the sword, and if you’re a book enthusiast you know that to be true. Some of history’s most influen...
USA
10k votersThe Greatest American Writers of All TimeWho are the greatest American authors of all time? In just two short centuries, the great U.S. of A. has produced an incredible nu...
Sci-Fi
14.8k votersThe Best Science-Fiction AuthorsThe best science-fiction writers are among some of the most creative writers ever. Instead of only making up a story, they make up...
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14.1k votersThe Best Romance Novelists of All TimeThe best romance novelists are writers who draw readers in with a beautiful love story and keep them interested with compelling de...
Entertainment
15.1k votersThe Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors TodayIf you consider yourself a bibliophile, this list of the absolute best living authors should be of great interest to you. It featu...
Female Professionals
5.9k votersThe Best Female Authors of All TimeSome of the most powerful, influential women in history were authors, writers, and poets. What better way to make your point, affe...
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6.9k votersThe Best Crime AuthorsBest crime authors include classic mystery authors like the brilliant Agatha Christie to detective authors like Robert B. Parker, ...
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20.6k votersThe Best Fantasy AuthorsThe best fantasy authors of all time, ranked by readers and fans. This list include some highly recognizable names, like J.R.R. To...
Children's Books
5.7k votersThe Best Children's Book AuthorsRoald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss... These are the authors who have stolen the imaginations of millions of kids through their no...
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8.2k votersThe Greatest Playwrights in HistoryList of the best playwrights ever that span all time periods and issues in the plays that they wrote. Well known playwrights such ...
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8.9k votersThe Best Short Story Writers of All TimeList of the best short story writers of all time. From Voltaire to George Saunders, a complete list of the greatest short story au...
Best Movies
16.2k votersThe All-Time Greatest Horror WritersThe best horror novelists include some great authors who manage to weave fantastical tales of horror that leave readers scared out...
Authors
85k viewsThe Best Selling Fiction Authors of all TimeA list of the most popular best selling fiction authors of all time ranked by how well their books have sold. Obviously, many of t...
Literature
24.4k votersThe Greatest Poets of All TimeWho are the best poets of all time? It includes poets such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, and Sylvia Plath...
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5.4k votersThe Best Young Adult AuthorsBest young adult authors include some very recognizable names like C.S. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott, along with some newer authors...
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8.8k votersThe Best Novelists of All TimeList of the best authors of all time as voted on by normal, book-loving people. For this list, we will consider writers who are ma...
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3.1k votersThe 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, RankedThese are the best living authors and novelists currently, according to Rankers and bibliophiles. If you’re looking for a book to ...
Writers
11.6k votersThe Lamest Authors of All TimeThere are always going be writers (and books) some folks just don't like. Books, and the skills of the people who write them, are ...
Names
58k viewsFamous Authors Who Used Pen NamesThink you really know your favorite author? It may be surprising to you to learn that a number of famous authors are actually usin...
Mysteries
2k votersThe Best Mystery AuthorsList of the best mystery authors that include the novelists, poets and movie script writers. The list features the writer of the f...