The Lamest Authors of All Time

List Rules
Author of any work of fiction

There are always going be writers (and books) some folks just don't like. Books, and the skills of the people who write them, are definitely at the mercy of a person's subjective opinion. However, there are some writers most of us can pretty much agree are just not very good writers. Sure, the writers on this list have attained popularity and success (somehow), but for a lot of people that fact is one of the mysteries of the universe. This is a list of the people whose qualities as writers are hotly debated... a bad writers list consisted of poor authors, people who need to practice writing, or undeserving famous novelists.

A collection of people who wrote books that may have been published and sold in large quantities... but whose talents seem questionable. They are the worst writers of all time, at least according to some people. Who are the worst authors of all time? Vote for your most hated and rank them as you see fit. Make sure to add anyone you think deserves to be included on this bad authors list. Many of these writers are among the worst American authors (but this list includes writers from any country) and a few have even written some of the worst novels of all time.

So who are the worst authors? It's up to you to decide which of these horrible writers truly is the absolute worst of all time.

Ranked by
  • D. B. Weiss
    Halo, Lucky Wander Boy
  • David Benioff
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Troy, 25th Hour
  • EL James
    Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed
    Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed 
  • Lena Dunham
    Tiny Furniture, Nobody Walks, Not That Kind of Girl
  • Ann Coulter
    Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
  • Bill O'Reilly
    Killing Lincoln, Culture Warrior, Those Who Trespass
  • Rush Limbaugh
    The Way Things Ought to Be, See, I Told You So
  • Kevin Trudeau
    The Weight-Loss Cure "They" Don't Want You to Know About, Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know About, More Natural Cures Revealed
  • Stephenie Meyer
    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse
  • L. Ron Hubbard
    Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Battlefield Earth
  • Glenn Beck
    An Inconvenient Book, Arguing with Idiots, The Overton Window
  • Adolf Hitler
    Mein Kampf, Zweites Buch, The Complete Hitler: A Digital Desktop Reference to His Speeches & Proclamations 1932-1945
  • 13
    Ebony power thoughts , Giant steps, Notes from a friend
  • Bill Clinton
    My Life, Between Hope and History, State Of The Union Addresses
  • James Redfield
    The Celestine Prophecy, The Celestine Prophecy, The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight
  • Hillary Clinton
    It Takes a Village, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy
  • Al Sharpton
    Man Behind the Sound Bite, Go and tell Pharaoh, The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership
  • Bob Larson
    Satanism, The Best Tool You Can Buy, Larson's Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality
  • Joseph Smith, Jr.
    The Joseph Smith Papers: Journals, Volume 1, 1832-1839
  • Joseph Stalin
    On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin, Roosevelt
  • Ray Comfort
    My Friends Are Dying!, 180, Thanks a Million!
  • Nicholas Sparks
    The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember
  • Keith Olbermann
    The Worst Person in the World
  • Daniel Cohen
    Richesse du monde, pauvretés des nations, Globalization and its enemies
  • George W. Bush
    A Charge to Keep, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, Decision Points