The Best Jewish Authors

Over 700 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Jewish Authors
Voting Rules
Jewish authors and writers. Vote up the best authors who are Jewish.
Latest additions: Rustav
Most divisive: Philip Roth
Some of history’s most influential and beloved novels and other writings were written by Jewish authors. Who wasn’t impacted by The Diary of a Young Girl, Amadeus, The Pianist, The Giving Tree, Where the Wild Things Are, The Chosen, or The Crucible? Who are the best Jewish authors? Vote up the best authors below to see how they rank.
The Jewish authors on this list have written some of the most beloved works of all time, telling stories we love to read to our children, stories that make us grateful for the ones we love, and stories that compel us to see the world through more compassionate eyes and motivate us to be the best versions of ourselves. Some of their stories are simply engaging and fun to read as well.
This list has been ranked by the community and features the best Jewish authors of all time including, Anne Frank, Franz Kafka, Karl Marx, Joseph Heller, Arthur Miller, Shel Silverstein, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Michael Chabon, and Tom Stoppard. Vote up the best Jewish writers below and see where the authors you think are the best rank.
Ranked by
  • J. D. Salinger
    135 votes
    The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories
  • Joseph Heller
    141 votes
    Catch-22, Something Happened
  • Herman Wouk
    118 votes
    The Winds of War, The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War
  • Arthur Miller
    170 votes
    The Crucible, The Misfits, Death of a Salesman
  • Sholem Aleichem
    116 votes
    Fiddler on the Roof, Wandering Stars, Hunakkah Lights
  • Leon Uris
    141 votes
    Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII